In the last few decades more and more importance has been given to activities that are educational, playful, active and cultural for children between 0 and 6, before they enter compulsory education. More importance has also been given to specialised centres that provide these services. Currently it is not simply about keeping these young children supervised and in someone’s care; it is now and more about using these centres for stimulating language and developing the children’s cognitive and socio-emotional skills. This then provides a basis for when the children enter the school system, which plays an important social function.
Childhood education is therefore a fundamental stage of development, as it allows children to develop their personality and gain more experiences. It encourages their socialisation while compensating for any social inequalities.
The online Day Care Assistant course introduces a series of conceptual, methodological and practical elements that allow professionals in this field, learners and veterans alike, to act in a coordinated way with the didactic team and the family in order to promote high quality socio-educational care.