I would like to raise the voices of mothers in Early Childhood Education. Many countries have started or continued educational policies for expansion of enrolment to infants, toddlers and pre-schools. Mothers are the key in this enrolment. They search for and choose the education or care for their children and then decide the best age for going to an establishment. The voices of mothers, their values and resources are frequently not heard when implementing an expansion of enrolment policy.
I am a doctoral researcher at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Pontifical Catholic University of Chile) and my thesis is a focused on public politics, privatisation and access mechanisms in Early Child Care and Education in Chile. The aim of my research is to explain the enrolment choice for children under 4 years in a disadvantaged context.