Drop-off at the gate: Challenges to parent–staff collaboration in Danish childcare in the era of COVID-19

Anja Marschall, Karen Prins, Sine Grumløse

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In the spring of 2020, the Danish early childhood education and care (ECEC) centres were fully closed for five weeks to prevent the further spread of cor- onavirus. As in other countries, many parents had to work from home while caring for their young children. They faced challenges of being both a good parent and attending to their working-from-home demands. Compared to other countries, the lockdown in Denmark has been relatively short-lived.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEarly Childhood Education and Care in a Global Pandemic: : How the Sector Responded, Spoke Back and Generated Knowledge
EditorsLinda Henderson, Katherine Bussey, Hasina Ebrahim
Number of pages11
Place of PublicationOxfordshire
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Publication date1 Jun 2022
ISBN (Print)9781003257684
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2022


  • children and youth

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