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ERIC Number: EJ988691
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 78
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
What Do the Children Really Think about a Day-Care Centre--The 5-7-Year-Old Finnish Children Speak out
Kyronlampi-Kylmanen, Taina; Maatta, Kaarina
Early Child Development and Care, v182 n5 p505-520 2012
A day-care centre is a place where a child spends most of his/her week nowadays. A day-care centre as an institution of early childhood education has often been studied from the early childhood educators' point of view or within a wider societal context. The children's voices have not been heard much. The purpose of this article is to describe, on the one hand, the experiences that the children have of the day-care centre as a place and, on the other hand, to bring out how the children talk about their experiences. Twenty-nine Finnish day-care children (aged five to seven) are the research subjects. This study uses the existential-phenomenological method to describe children's experiences as they appear to the children themselves. The children's opinions on a day-care centre are an essential means for developing the day-care centre.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland