Stephanie’s mother is frustrated. She was talking to her daughter on their way home from the setting and learned that the children spent the whole day playing. This is the third day in a row when Stephanie ‘hasn’t learnt’ at
“But daddy says I can!” About parenting and how to do it together
Parents, teachers, grandparents, … they are all involved in the education of a child. And they all have their own views and approaches. With the aim to aid and support all parties involved in raising a child together, we have developed a support tool, called the “pedagogical staircase”.
Motherhood in the shadow of the myth of the Polish Mother
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
High quality experiences in ECEC, is that enough?
This blog post was contributed by Olga Wysłowska (University of Warsaw). Up-to-date research provides solid evidence on the positive relation between high quality ECEC provision and development and educational outcomes of children (especially from disadvantaged families) . Hence, one may
The power of structured games for children with behavioral problems
This blog post was contributed by Astrid Cornelis (Thomas More). Playing games together is simple, cheap and fun. Moreover, a recent study shows that children with behavioral problems benefit from playing games with their parents (Healey & Healey, 2019). Playing
Helping refugee children by helping their parents
This blog post was contributed by Annemiek Hoppenbrouwers (Fontys hogeschool). “Did you have a nice holiday?” I ask my colleague. She starts telling me about the activities she and her children did together and how much fun that was. “So
Instead of a soother? – on new technologies in the lives of toddlers
Sophie does not want to put on her jacket and shoes to go out to the playground. She is walking around the cloakroom complaining. The teacher tries to talk to Sophie, but it only makes the girl angry. She is
I can always count on her. What migrant parents value in their relationships with the (pre)school.
“When I have something on my mind, I just walk to the teacher. Yes, I’ll ask for suggestions like ‘how do I need to do these things at home? Do you have suggestions?’ Yes, I can always count on her..” – Batoul, parent of Dahbi (4 years old).