Child well-being in early childhood education and care during COVID-19: child-sensitivity in small, fixed groups

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Abstract

The article considers child wellbeing in Danish ECEC during the time of covid-19. A phased reopening of Denmark took place in Spring 2020 under strict health guidelines. The study followed two ECEC institutions first-hand to observe the impact on pedagogy and child wellbeing. Participant observation and interviews were conducted, followed by re-interviews and an online survey a year later. Findings suggest that the pandemic allowed pedagogues to work with children in small, fixed groups and in a child-sensitive way that supported child wellbeing. Implications for practice are that the increased external control did not negatively affect pedagogy nor child wellbeing.
Translated title of the contributionBørns trivsel i dagtilbud under COVID-19: Børnesensitivitet og små, faste grupper
Original languageEnglish
JournalChildren & Society
ISSN0951-0605
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2022

Keywords

  • learning, educational science and teaching

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