THEORETICAL CONTRIBUTIONS AND COHERENT STRATEGIES IN EARLY EDUCATION IN ROMANIA

<doi>10.24250/JPE/2/2019/CVI</doi>

  • Cornel Victor IGNA “1 Decembrie 1918” University, Gabriel Bethlen Street, Alba Iulia, Romania

Abstract

The early development of the child occurs as a cumulative effect of the child's care, nutrition, stimulation and education and social protection, which implies a series of interventions specific to each of these areas that should work in a coherent and integrated way. The present study aims to analyze the theoretical contributions from the perspective of development and learning that support the introduction of the concept of early education both in the legislative documents and in the curricular documents in the education system and to identify coherent curricular strategies in the early education in Romania. Thus, the theoretical accumulations and experience of the early education programs of the last decades at international level, at present, draw much more clearly the territories of a quality early education. Some theories, although they have been stated several decades ago, benefit from new interpretations or reconfirmations due to research undertaken in the field of child development psychology, neuropsychology, and longitudinal studies on the effects of early education programs