Coffee/ Tea and Talk 

Online Meeting: Coffee/Tea and Talk

Our next coffee/tea & talk session will take place on Friday, March 31st, 2023 at 13:00.

Franka Baron will present the EarlyMath project: Study design and preliminary results on changes in teacher-child interactions through teacher trainings 


The intervention project EarlyMath examines the quality of German early childcare centers and the competencies of children at the age of two to four years. In total, eighty-nine childcare centers participate in the project. One teacher from each childcare center was assigned randomly to one of those groups: Global intervention group (n = 29), math-specific intervention group (n = 30) or control group (n = 30). Teachers in both intervention groups attended a two-day training with an eight-week implementation phase. The implementation phase for both intervention groups included a toy-box with books and board games and a self-reflection tool that was send to each teacher each week. Before and after the intervention, teacher-child interaction quality was observed with CLASS Toddler (La Paro et al., 2012) in all classrooms. Moreover, teachers’ math talk was recorded and rated using a math-specific coding scheme. At the same time points and one year after the intervention, child competencies were assessed using standardized measurements such as PPVT-IV, PALM, TROG-D, SON-2 ½-7, Give-n task and Point-to-X task. This talk will focus on results regarding global and math-specific teacher-child interactions. Preliminary results show that an increase of interaction quality can be noticed in the intervention groups. Findings and limitations will be discussed with the audience in terms of implications and further analyses. 



Meeting ID: 949 2217 2311

Passcode: 162384 

You can already save the date for the following sessions (always at 1pm):

Friday, April 28th, 2023
Wednesday, May 31st, 2023

Concept of SSECR Junior’s Coffee/Tea and Talk:

Every month there is an opportunity for a zoom-meeting among SSECR Juniors. Potential new members are always welcome to participate in an event to get familiar. The aim is to connect with other early career researchers in the field of early childhood research in a relaxed atmosphere.The event takes place online on the last workday of each month at 1pm. Usually, we first split up into small groups for informal conversations.  At 1:15 pm there will be a short presentation by a junior (or sometimes senior) of the SSECR. At 1:30 there is the possibility to drop out of the session (since your mug will probably be empty by then) or to discuss the presentation. This discussion is moderated by a member of the orga-team.

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