Early Childhood Education: Use of and satisfaction with child-care & small KG centres in Malta
A public lecture focusing on Early Childhood Education: Use of
and satisfaction with child-care & small KG centres in Malta is being
held at the University of Malta on Thursday December 5th 2002 between 5.30pm
and 8.00pm at the New Gateway Building, Hall E. The aim of the lecture
is to present research findings from a study conducted by Dr Valerie Sollars,
Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the Faculty of Education.
It presents data from 10 child-care centres and 13 small, private KG centres.
The results obtained summarise the views of the service providers as well
as the feedback from parents who participated in the study through the
completion of questionnaires. Information about the use of such centres
and issues related to choices, information available and level of parental
satisfaction will be discussed. The presentation should be of interest
to parents, personnel who are entrusted with the care of very young children
and policy makers. Reactions to the report will also be given by the Minister
of Education, the Honourable Dr Louis Galea, the Honourable Mrs Helen DíAmato,
the chairperson of the Social Affairs committee and representing the Ministry
of Social Policy and Maelis Karlsson-Lohmander who is the Director of the
Early Childhood Research & Development Centre at Goteborg University,
The event is being held under the auspices of the Department of Primary Education within the Faculty of Education and the Socrates Office of the University of Malta. Attendance is free.