Home-crèche collaboration and multiliteracy activities in crèches are underdeveloped. The COMPARE project (2020 – 2023) aims to develop, support and explore collaboration and multiliteracy activities in day-care centres in Luxembourg.

Studies continue to show that children of ethnic minority background and low socioeconomic status are likely to have poor literacy skills and weak academic achievements. Preliteracy skills are strong predictors of literacy development and, therefore, it is essential that parents and early childhood educators engage children in literacy activities from an early age. In trilingual Luxembourg, a multilingual education programme has been implemented in 2017, requiring educators to develop young children’s skills in Luxembourgish or French, value their home languages and, among others, collaborate with parents.

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This mixed-method study uses questionnaires to identify the current state of partnerships and literacy practices as well as the educators’ and parents’ experiences of and perspectives on collaboration and multiliteracy. The researchers also conduct a qualitative ethnographic study in three crèches to gain insights into multiliteracy practices and the establishment of partnerships. The findings provide insights into partnership building, the engagement in multiliteracy activities of three-year-olds, their parents and educators, and the influence of collaboration and multiliteracy on attitudes and engagement.

Outcomes will be papers, pedagogical movies, conferences and workshops and concept papers. Five videos on collaboration and multiliteracies can be accessed here.

The project was headed by Claudine Kirsch

COMPARE project team: Claudine Kirsch, Gabrijela Aleksić, Džoen Bebić-Crestany, Valérie Kemp, Laura Colucci

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Videos of the COMPARE project

Have you ever wondered what role can parents and educators play in supporting multilingual learning? In this project, you can find inspiration on the videos created with educators and parents in Luxembourg.


Prof. Dr. Claudine Kirsch
Branch Director / Associate Professor, University of Luxembourg / Multilingual Pedagogies More
Dr. Gabrijela Aleksić
Branch Member / Research Scientist, University of Luxembourg / Multilingualism in Children More
Valérie Kemp
Branch Member / Doctoral Researcher, University of Luxembourg / Multilingualism in Early Education More