Early Childhood: Nordic Education and ParentingSummer Course

Early Childhood: Nordic Education and Parenting
Major Discipline(s)
Child Development, Education / Educational Studies, Human Development
Location: Copenhagen
Session 1

The earliest years of a child’s life play a foundational role in the opportunities, experiences, and relationships they develop as adults. This course investigates the key elements of how both parents and professionals contribute to children’s socialization and development – and how those practices translate into larger cultural contexts. Exploration of concepts like parental leave, attachment, play, and nature occurs through hands-on experiences in childcare settings, and interactions with parents.


Jennifer Duncan-Bendix

DIS Summer Faculty

MA. Dagtilbuds- og Indskolings Didaktik (Aarhus University, 2014). BA (Human Development and Family Studies – Early Childhood Development and Education, University of Connecticut, 2006). DIS Program Assistant (2007-2008). Assistant Program Director of Child Development and Diversity, DIS  (2014-present). Pædagog in the International and Danish communities in Copenhagen (2008-2010). With DIS since 2007.