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Danish daycare institutions during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic

Measures taken in Danish daycare institutions
during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic

About the project


The COVID-19 pandemic has sent shock waves through Danish society and in the same way as other countries, leaving the country in a situation that is without historical precedent. Danish daycare institutions are also affected by the situation.

The research project focuses on four research questions:

  1. In what ways are the reopening of daycare organized, and how is this reopening affecting the pedagogical staff, children and parents?
  2. How do these reopening measures affect the everyday, participation, well-being and development of the children in the opinion of the pedagogical staff and parents?
  3. What is the significance of the reopening of daycare and the pedagogical measures on children and parents in exposed and vulnerable positions?
  4. How does daycare and the pedagogical profession contribute to the welfare state’s overall measures during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly within the field of childcare education?