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Is it holidays yet? – the youngest children’s understanding of time
When will it be the holidays? When will I visit grandma? How long do we have to wait? Talking to toddlers about the intervals between different events is not an easy matter. It seems that the category of time and
When I grow up, I want to be…
Based on the Dutch Early Years Blog written by Bodine Romijn. When I grow up, I want to be… What did you used to answer when a grown up asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up?
Promoting children’s participation? Yes, but how?
Participation as a right: 3 important aspects What is children’s right to participation? According to the Convention on the Rights of the Child , all children, regardless of age or maturity, have the right to freely express their ideas and
Why is it important to have good memories from the ECEC setting?
What is your earliest memory? One of the first ones I have is of my caregiver from crèche holding me in her arms and cradling in the rocking chair because my jaw hurt a lot (I think my teeth were
As long as my child is happy
This blog post was contributed by Pauline Slot, assistant professor, and Celeste Bekkering, researcher, at Utrecht University, the Netherlands “As long as my child is happy.” For parents, that is the most important thing. But when is a child happy? And how can you see
Self-regulation in crèches
Toddlers are experimenting with clay and water. Katie is building complicated waterways using plastic blocks. Her younger friend Anna looks at it in silence. ‘What are you doing, Katie?’ – the teacher asks. ‘The water is flowing fast!’ Placing her
Quality from the Beginning
In Poland there are no specific legal regulations defining what constitutes high quality ECEC provision for children up to the age of three (the discourse refers mainly to the formal and technical conditions of the services). Therefore there have been
Everybody ready? Three steps to successful adaptation to the nursery
During the first year of a child’s life, it builds a primary bond with the closest family members (usually mother and father). Relationship with a close adult gives children a sense of security, enables them to engage in new tasks