This blog post was contributed by Gracjana Woźniak (Comenius Institute). Do young children really need male caregivers? Or perhaps men pose a threat to children? I am lucky to work in an institution where many men are employed – educators,
This blog message was contributed by Melissa Be (CED-group). ‘To ensure the best possible guidance for children to become autonomous and critical citizens, we need to speak with them about their ideals, their identity, how they perceive their society and about
This blog message was contributed by Astrid Cornelis (Thomas More). What if a 5-year-old asks this question? Flutter the question? Or wait a minute… Explain that viruses can make us sick or catch a cold? Admit you don’t quite know
We reblog this research update, written by journalist Jack Graham and published on the BOLD blog. In an early childhood classroom, male teachers are a rare breed. Around the world, numbers range from barely more than 0.2 percent of early
This blog post was contributed by Johan De Wilde (ODISEE). “We are the giraffes’ class, but miss Monique is the beavers’ teacher.” In this quote ‘we’ refers to a group of five-year-old kids in a pre-primary school in Belgium.
This blog post was contributed by Pauline Slot (Utrecht University). How are the poor children doing that participated more than 40 years ago in the famous Perry Preschool Project, now they are middle-aged adults? Renowned scholar James Heckman analyzed the
This blog post was contributed by Katarzyna Gajek, PhD, (University of Lodz, Poland) ECEC professionals’ understanding of the child’s socio-cultural background and the role of mother in the family may be an important pillar for building trustful relationships between practitioners
Preschool teachers are at their best during book reading activities, when it comes to posing challenging questions, and taking the discussion outside the here-and-now. We want our young dual-language-learners to share in these experiences and make them even more beneficial. I distilled 7 tips from her inspiring talk by researcher researcher Vibeke Grøver at the Equality & Inclusion conference in Utrecht in November 2019.
This blog post was contributed by Astrid Cornelis (Thomas More) Shared book reading reportedly promotes language proficiency, provided that the children are sufficiently challenged. The questions we ask play a crucial role in how much children will get engaged in
This blog post was contributed by Carla Peixoto (inED). Preschool teachers often worry about how to manage children’s challenging behaviors, such as throwing objects, disrupting other children’s activities, hitting, etc. While in some cases challenging behaviors are brief and easy