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Areas of Focus in the Department's Research

The department’s research concentrates on different dimensions of process quality in early childhood learning environments (family, day care center) and their relevance for child development. Another topic is the transition from day care center to primary school.

Further, organizational aspects and their impact on pedagogical quality are examined.


Main Areas of Research

  • Quality and quality-development in early childhood education
  • Evaluation research
  • Transition from day care center to primary school


Current Projects

Evaluation des Bundesprogramms "Sprach-Kitas"

Interaktionsqualität von Kindern im Kindergarten (DFG)

BRISE (Bremer Initiative zur Stärkung frühkindlicher Entwicklung)

NaQua (Frühe naturwissenschaftliche Bildung)

DIGIPaed (Digitalisierung in der frühkindlichen Bildung)


Completed Projects

Morgenkreis in Kindertageseinrichtungen

AQua Fam (Ansätze zur Erhöhung der familialen Anregungsqualität)

CARE (Curriculum Quality Analysisand Impact Review of European ECEC)

EASI-Science (Early Steps into Science)

ISOTIS (Inclusive Education and Social Support to TackleInequalities in Society)

KIDZ (Kindergarten der Zukunft in Bayern)