Are you saying that part-time ECE is more desirable than longer hours?
Yes, there is evidence that participation in ECE benefits children, but no evidence that increased hours means better outcomes. Yet, some studies have shown the opposite effect. Most importantly, small groups of children and ratios that enable children to develop meaningful relationships with their educators and with each other are crucial. In the current funding model ECEs make their money based on the amount of hours a child attends. Many parents are encouraged to have their child attend for more hours than would be in the best interests of the child.