Nursery education (0-3 years)
The main aim of this project is to adapt the tool devised by the MacArthur Foundation for Communicative Development Inventory to the Basque language. The tool is designed to measure the early communicative development of children between the ages of 8 and 30 months and to detect possible retardation that could arise during this development researchers from different universities are taking part in this research (HUHEZI, University of the Basque Country, Public University of Navarre and the University of Salamanca).
The aim of this project is to design, apply and monitor a new model
of nursery education (for 0-3 year-olds) that will guarantee the
healthy development of the children. The project has
the collaboration of the network of “Ikastolas” (Basque-medium schools), so the study has been started in the nursery schools of the “Ikastola” network (24 Ikastolas). It is expected to show what effect nursery schools have on children’s development. In this respect, a piece of comparative research is being conducted with researchers from the University of Leiden (Netherlands).