Leibniz Center of Early Childhood Education

The project analyzes early roots of competence development and their interplay with home and intuitional learning environment.

Specifically, we focus on the development and relation of general cognitive abilities (information processing skills, executive functions) and domain-specific competencies (linguistic, mathematical competencies) which will be analysed within two main topics by using existing longitudinal data (NEPS, BiKS). The first focus lies on the influence of early skills at the ages of 7 and 16 months on later competency development in preschool. The second focus lies on the relationship between linguistic, cognitive, mathematical and early science skills in the transition from preschool to primary school.


The project is part of the Leibniz Center of Excellence for Early Childhood Education.


Project duration: October 2017 – September 2020


Contact: earlyed(at)lifbi.de

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Dr.  Anja Linberg


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