Outdoor play is important for children as it can promote healthy social and physical development, emotional wellbeing, self-confidence, risk management and overall physical activity.

We developed a tool to help early childhood educators learn about outdoor play and would like to test the effectiveness of this tool.

You are being invited to take part in this study because you are 19 years old or older, currently working as an early childhood educator and/or administrator in Canada, and can speak, read and understand English.

Study Procedures

If you agree to participate, you will be randomly assigned to one of the two groups: group A or group B. Neither the researchers, nor you will know in advance which group you will be assigned to. There is a 50% chance that you are assigned to any group. After you are randomized to one of the two groups, you will be asked to complete demographic and survey questionnaires.

  • Today, your participation can take between 40 to 120 minutes. You will receive $30 upon completion.
  • After 1 week, you will receive an email from us to invite you to complete the same survey questionnaire for the second time. This can take up to 10 minutes. You will receive $25 upon completion.
  • After 3 months, you will receive another email from us to invite you to complete the same survey questionnaire for the final time. This can take up to 10 minutes. You will receive $25 upon completion.

Contact for information about the study

If you have any questions or concerns about what we are asking of you, please contact Dr. Mariana Brussoni at mbrussoni@bcchr.ca or 604-875-3712, or Christina Han, research coordinator at chan@bcchr.ca or 604-875-2000 ext. 2433.

Contact for concerns about the rights of research subjects

If you have any concerns or complaints about your rights as a research participant and/or your experiences while participating in this study, contact the Research Participant Complaint Line in the University of British Columbia Office of Research Ethics by e-mail at RSIL@ors.ubc.ca or by phone at 604-822-8598 (Toll Free: 1-877-822-8598). Please reference the study number (H19-03644) when contacting the Complaint Line so the staff can better assist you.

For complete information on the study, please read the attached study cover letter.

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