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In everyday language, boys and girls are defined, from an outside observation, by a characteristic, a personality trait, a behaviour: “This boy is smart, that one is vivacious, this is a sweet and kind girl, that one is slow at understanding, this girl is troubled, 
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As the press for advancing young children’s well-being surges throughout the world, gnawing questions remain about how best to do this. In some countries, significant new funding investments are being made (OECD, 2020a); in others, new direct services including child care, family leave, home visiting, 
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To educate a small child, the whole tribe is needed (Maasai saying). If we speak about our times, no matter the topic, we cannot avoid the pandemic we have suffered and the many misfortunes that came with it. There were misfortunes, certainly, but there was 
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Lisbeth Gouin For the past year, the humanitarian crisis brought about by COVID-19 and its unprecedented consequences have shaken the whole world. The lockdown and the restrictions on many activities, including the shut down of schools and early childhood care centers, brought sanitary and psychological 
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Childhood education must consider children as social individuals with rights, instead of passive receptors of products and services. This view implies the recognition, resignification and participation of children to contribute with their multidimensional/integral development and to the construction of their identity as a person, and 
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The map of early childhood care and education is a dynamic place in constant transformation. A segment of this map is formed by the institutions of the pre-primary level within the structure of the formal education system; but it would not be complete if we 
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Article 31 of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) places particular right for “all children to have rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to their age and to participate freely in cultural life and the 
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Are you able to recall your earliest memories of a time when you were a participant in taking action? Maybe during childhood, it was a family or a community action? Maybe in later years, this was a political action such as voting. You may even 
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Humanize… Many of us repeat during these times -and emphatically- the need to humanize our bonds, our perspectives, our horizons, our actions. The pandemic invites us to have a sensitive and interdisciplinary dialogue to disarm the ongoing hegemonic dehumanization. In fact, education and childhood are 
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The emergency that was installed worldwide this year revealed the existing inequality in the societies of the XXI century. The most vulnerable population groups are being the most affected, not only by the health crisis that each country is differently facing, but also because of 
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