Organization profile

Organisation profile

The centre’s research activities focus on everyday life and educational and caring (pedagogical) practices in child care centres such as nurseries, kindergartens and age-integrated institutions for children 0-6 years of age.

The aim of the Danish Centre for Research in Early Childhood Education and Care is to contribute to discussions on the life of children and pedagogical professionalism in the context of societal changes and changes in political management of early childhood education and care.

This aim is achieved through various activities:

  • Producing and systematising research on early childhood education and care
  • Connecting Danish research and development environments and projects within the field of early childhood education and care, and strengthening relationships with international research environments
  • Supporting development of practice on a knowledge-based, participatory foundation
  • Providing support and feedback for political agendas nationally and internationally through strong dialogue with stakeholders and the field of practice

The centre's main objective is to create a strong, collective and attractive research environment that attracts and stimulates research and development in order to influence national and international research agendas, as well as to establish a sound knowledge foundation for future development of the field of practice and the political agendas that shape it.


Researchers from Roskilde University are listed below the map. Researchers from other institutions are listed on the centre website (in Danish):


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Research Output 2013 2019

Har du det godt? Om at have det godt i daginstitutionens hverdag

Juhl, P., Gitz-Johansen, T., Chimirri, N. A. & Rasmussen, K., 2019, (Submitted) Dafolo Forlag A/S. 200 p. (Uddannelse og læring).

Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review

Vuggestueliv: Omsorg, følelser og relationer

Gitz-Johansen, T., 8 Jan 2019, Samfundslitteratur. 218 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Appropriate readiness in Danish family and preschool education

Ellegaard, T., 30 Aug 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

Projects 2015 2020

Activities 2017 2018

syddansk Universitetsforlag (Publisher)

Pernille Juhl (Editor)
1 Oct 2018 → …

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

RUC-PPL launch

Eva Bendix Petersen (Organizer), Jakob Egholm Feldt (Organizer), Peter Kjær (Speaker), Knud Illeris (Speaker), Hans Ulrik Rosengaard (Speaker), Pernille Juhl (Speaker), Maggi Savin-Baden (Speaker), Hanne Leth Andersen (Speaker)
2 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference


Transformationen alltäglicher Lebensführung

Niklas Alexander Chimirri (Participant)
1 Mar 20182 Mar 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference

Press / Media

Debat: Forsker: Læreplaner har intet at gøre i en vuggestue

Thomas Gitz-Johansen


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Anders vender ryggen til grøn stue

Steen Baagøe Nielsen


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Vuggestuetvang i ghettoer er risikabelt eksperiment

Pernille Juhl


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media