Early Childhood Education and Care in the Field of Early Literacy

Project Details


The aim of this collaboration and network is to develop and share knowledge about how to promote preschool children’s language learning and early literacy. By doing comparative studies between different sectors, we will be able to examine and develop promising practices on Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in the field of Early Literacy in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The workshops will play a vital part of the collaborative work, as the meeting place where national knowledge and data, can become the target for mutual investigations and shared knowledge development. The workshops also serves as the starting point for the future cross-sectoral network on ECEC in the field of Early Literacy.
The content and platform for the workshops will be a collaborative study. This collaborative study will be conducted at four different levels in each country. We will examine the practice and curricula content in both ECEC and Early Childhood Teacher Education (ECTE) related to early literacy, and study the coherence between levels. The outcome of the collaborative network and research will be in depth knowledge of which ways early literacy is embedded on different levels of education, and knowledge on what needs to be developed and targeted in the field of early literacy. The developed knowledge will be communicated through conferences as well as through educational materials & tools and scientific articles. We also aim to continue the cross-sectoral collaboration through building a Nordic network that will embrace a larger number of countries in the Nordic region.
Effective start/end date01/08/1930/06/22


  • children and youth