Care and language pedagogy in preschool education from a distance: a teacher-parent synergy
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about an abrupt transition from traditional face-to-face learning to distance learning worldwide. Schools from nursery to universities have made a considerable effort to ensure the continuity of teaching and learning in a digital space. Many of these efforts have been largely successful and this was a significant starting point that would stand us in good stead for the future. In this paper, I will present the main elements of a ‘distance learning strategy’ in a preschool setting during the first COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. In my capacity as the director of nursery and primary of the European School Munich, I will provide some anecdotal evidence about how home learning was applied in the kindergarten with special focus on multilingualism and language learning as well as teacher- parent synergies.
Key words: Preschool, distance learning, multilingualism, parents