The consortium of the BABO project has highlighted three main objectives which are connected with the educational objectives of the European Institutions.
Based on a Commission proposal, the Council adopted in May 2019 a Recommendation on high-quality early childhood education and care systems which aims to support the Member States in their efforts to improve access to and quality of their early childhood education and care systems. As mentioned before, Innovation in ECEC systems is very low because governments and society have considered this educational stage traditionally as “care”. On the other hand, the low qualification of the ECEC educators in researching methods and the low or non-existent budget for innovation did not allow innovation in this educational stage. Things seem to be changing in ECEC and we want to develop new educational methodologies connected with the Multiple Intelligences theory and the learning of languages for improving the ECEC systems in Europe. We think our project can motivate other kindergartens to investigate and enhance the quality of ECEC in many different ways.
This objective connects with the Digital Education Action Plan (2021-2027). This plan outlines the European Commission’s vision for high-quality, inclusive, and accessible digital education in Europe. It is a call to action for stronger cooperation at the European level to – Learn from the COVID-19 crisis, during which technology is being used at an unprecedented scale in education and training; -Learn from the COVID-19 crisis, during which technology is being used at an unprecedented scale in education and training; For this purpose, we will work together Multilingual kindergartens, educational experts, universities and technology companies in order to develop educational games, educational cartoons and an educational app (game) for learning languages.
This objective is connected with the European Council’s 2019 Recommendation for a comprehensive approach to the teaching and learning of languages that set the ambitious goal of ensuring that, by the time young people leave upper secondary education, they can speak at least three languages. In addition to this, by introducing the concepts of ‘literacy’ and ‘language awareness’, the recommendation aims to change the mindset of policymakers and teachers, inspiring them to adopt comprehensive language education policies, as well as “innovative and inclusive language teaching methods”. Language competencies are at the heart of the ambitious vision to create a European Education Area. BABO project wants to introduce European kindergartens and innovative methodology for teaching languages adapted to the age and capacities of the children and involving ECEC educators and families.