Why study early childhood?
"Studying early childhood means learning to understand how humans have become who they are - every individual as well as all of us as a species. This understanding creates perspectives. Perspectives on the fundamental commonalities of all humans as well as the differences between individuals and cultures, on equal opportunities and health and the things that impede them".

(Daniel Haun, Director)
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Semester start for new Master Students
We warmly welcome all new students of the Master's program "M.Sc. Early Childhood Research" to Leipzig University!
Abpout the program
New Research Kindergarten at Leipzig University
The new kindergarten with research profile "FRÖBEL-Kindergarten am Elsterbecken" has started operations.
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"Learning by copying" - study results published in "Nature Communications
Scientists at the University of Leipzig have investigated to what extent children of different cultures open up their world in the course of their development through this kind of learning, i.e. by looking away from the majority. They have now published their findings in the renowned online journal “Nature Communications”.
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Recent research for children

Wilhelm Wundt Dialogue: "What makes us human? The roots of human culture."

Record of the event on December 7, 2017.

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November 2016
How do children share equitably? (Video in German)
July 2016
M.Sc. "Early Childhood Research" - An Introduction
April 2016
How do children perceive the place of things? (Video in German)