Carla Peixoto is an assistant professor in the University Institute of Maia – ISMAI, and a researcher in inED – Centre for Research and Innovation in Education (School of Education of the Polytechnic of Porto). Has a Graduate Degree in Psychology – Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Porto – and also completed her PhD in Psychology in the same institution. She has been participating in several national and international research projects. Her main research interests are: quality of early education and care, emergent literacy, socioemotional learning, and preschool teachers professional development.