Jaime Barratt

Assistant Professor (PhD Candidate, M.Ed, B.ECE)

Office: WH181
905 688 5550 x6330

Jaime Barratt is a Registered Early Childhood Educator with a multidisciplinary, cross-cultural background in Health and Education. Her primary focus is on fostering physical literacy in Early Childhood Educators, recognizing the pivotal role they play in promoting young children’s movement valuation and holistic well-being.

Notably, Jaime developed a conceptual model of The Effective Early Childhood Physical Literacy Pedagogue, elucidating the essential competencies and traits that contribute to the successful advancement of physical literacy in young children. Subsequently, she developed a comprehensive self-report instrument to assess Early Childhood Educators’ capabilities, knowledge, and practices related to physical literacy.

  • Development of physical literacy
  • Early Childhood Educator Physical Literacy
  • Pre-service Early Childhood Education
  • Fostering physical literacy through play-based pedagogy
  • Physical activity across the lifespan
  • Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE)
  • Asia-Pacific Society for Physical Activity (ASPA)
  • Early Childhood Australia (ECA)
  1. Carl, J., Barratt, J., Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K. P., Barnett, L. M., Dudley, D. A., Holler, P., … & Cairney, J. (2023). Development, explanation, and presentation of the Physical Literacy Interventions Reporting Template (PLIRT). International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity20(1), 1-15. doi: 10.1186/s12966-023-01423-3
  2. Veldhuizen, S., Bedard, C., King-Dowling, S., Barratt, J., Kwan, M., & Cairney, J. (2023). Stability of M-ABC-2-measured motor functioning in early childhood: Evidence from a large prospective cohort. Human Movement Science87, 103037. doi: 10.1016/j.humov.2022.103037
  3. Carl, J., Barratt, J., Wanner, P., Töpfer, C., Cairney, J., & Pfeifer, K. (2022). The Effectiveness of Physical Literacy Interventions: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis. Sports Medicine, 52, 2965-2999. doi: 10.1007/s40279-022-01738-4
  4. Clark, H. J., Dudley, D., Barratt, J., & Cairney, J. (2022). Physical literacy predicts the physical activity and sedentary behaviours of youth. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 25(1), 750–754. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2022.04.008
  5. Carl, J., Barratt, , Töpfer, C., Cairney, J., & Pfeifer, K. (2022). How are physical literacy interventions conceptualized? – A systematic review on intervention design and content. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 58, 102091. doi: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2021.102091
  6. Barratt, J., Patte, K.A., Battista, K., & Leatherdale, S. (2021). The Impact of Changes in Physical Education Enrollment on Canadian youth Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity. Journal of School Health, 91(12). doi: 1111/josh.13093.
  7. Harwood, D., Barratt, J., & Collier, D. (2019). Entanglements in the forest: Children’s embodiment of the orange GoPro
    camera [Special Issue]. International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education, 7(1), 57–59.
  • 2020–2023 University of Queensland Research Training Scholarship ($96,000)
  • 2018 Match of Minds Award (Co-awardee; $5,000), Brock University
  • 2017 Moriyama Graduate Fellowship ($4,000), Brock University
  • ECEC 4D50 Early Childhood Education Honours Thesis