Junior Network 

Who we are?

We are young researchers in the field of early childhood in Switzerland and form a interdisciplinary network for exchange, sharing ideas and discussion. We organise different events such as online meetings or a preconference at the Annual Meeting. More ideas for other events are always welcome.

The SSECR Junior Network adresses

  • junior researchers (PhD-Students and early Post-Docs) and
  • practitioners who have some understanding of research (e.g. through a Masters Degree) and would like to learn more 

To be a member of the junior network one has to be a junior member of SSECR. Potential new members are always welcome to participate in an event to get familiar.

Get connected on Twitter:  #SSECR_Junior_Network

The organising committee: Isabelle Duss, Andrea Faeh, Karina Iskrzycki, Nadine Itel, Cornelia Rüdisüli, Johanna Quiring (coordinator) 

Online Meeting: Coffee/Tea and Talk

The aim is to get in touch with each other in a relaxed atmosphere with coffee or tee and to connect Early Career Researchers in the field of early childhood research.
Every month there is the opportunity for a zoom-meeting at a specific date (changing workdays) at 1pm where we first split up in random groups of two to get to know each other in person (It is easier to communicate this way than in big groups). At 1:15pm there will be a short, creative presentation by one of us about a PhD- or work related project. At 1:30 there is the possibility to opt out and get back to work (since your mug will probably be empty by then) or keep discussing the project and other issues that you would like to talk about among peers. This discussion will be moderated (e.g. by a member of the organising committee).

We are looking forward to chatting and drinking coffee or tee with you!

Save the dates:

  • Friday October 29th 2021
  • Tuesday November 30th 2021
  • Friday January 28th 2022
  • Monday February 28th 2022
  • Wednesday March 30th 2022
  • Friday April 29th 2022
  • Monday Mai 30th 2022
  • Thursday June 30th 2022


Next Coffee/ Tea and Talk": Thursday September 30th 2021

Isabelle Duss will present her PhD-Project: Until now, children’s playfulness has been assessed in various studies on questionnaires that parents or caregivers have completed. In the project Playfulness in early childhood: A longitudinal study of individual and contextual determinants (Playful) which is funded by the Swiss National Fund, the children themselves are also interviewed. This aim goes along with the basic idea of childhood research. The children should get involved in the research process and they should actively participate. In addition, studies show that the use of self-report instruments with young children is valid, reliable and helpful in research. During the presentation, a brief insight into the implementation of the interviews with children between the ages of 3 and 7 should be given.

ZOOM Link:

Meeting-ID: 992 7016 6162
Kenncode: 923420