TY - CHAP A1 - Bernhard Kalicki A2 - Anke Koenig ED1 - Olga María Alegre de la Rosa ED2 - Luis Miguel Villar Angulo ED3 - Carla Giambrone Y1 - 2021-05-24 PY - 2021 T1 - Early Childhood Education N2 - This book reviews literature and research linked to early childhood education and care (ECEC). This educational level is fundamental for acquiring key competencies for school entry and establishing the physical, cognitive, and emotional bases for lifelong learning. Preschool education should promote student autonomy as the ability of a child to act on their own free will because it is a critical part of learning for all children. When a child has autonomy, it helps build confidence for responding to the demands of the family, self-esteem values linked to collaboration tasks, and independence in selecting reasonable choices. BT - Education in Childhood SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.97771 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.97771 SN - 978-1-83969-015-0 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-05-26 ER -