Children’s participation in planning and evaluating early childhood education and care – Summaries (2022)

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In 2021, FINEEC commissioned a systematic literature review to find out which methods for enhancing children’s participation have been used in ECEC research. The authors of the review were Marleena Mustola and Eija Sevón from the University of Jyväskylä, and the review will later be published as a scientific research article (Sevón, Mustola, Siippainen & Vlasov, pending).

The publication discusses methods that can be used to enhance children’s participation in planning and evaluating ECEC. It contains practical examples of and tips for engaging children in planning and evaluating everyday activities, collected from the members of the ECEC evaluation network coordinated by FINEEC. The publication also contains reflection questions intended to challenge ECEC staff to consider how children’s participation is actualised in their child group’s activities.

For more information: Counsellor of Evaluation Janniina Vlasov, tel. 029 533 5543,