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Revista Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Niñez y Juventud

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SALINAS-QUIROZ, Fernando; SILVA, Paola; CAMBON, Verónica  and  FRAGA, Sandra. Erratic assistance and dropout in Early Childhood Education. Uruguayan mother's testimonies. Rev.latinoam.cienc.soc.niñez juv [online]. 2017, vol.15, n.2, pp.913-925. ISSN 1692-715X.

Even 20 years from the anchoring of an Early Childhood program into our educational system, absenteeism and erratic assistance are still a challenge public schools face. Given that schools in Montevideo, Canelones and Tacuarembó encounter an awry sociocultural background, we were determined to find the reasons behind such high levels of absences and desertions. Five interviews were done thoroughly to different mothers; which helped us pinpoint specific causes to understand the multi-causality of the problem, as well as some integrated strategies that respond to the interests and motivations of the actors involved. We are confident that having a functional network of attachment bonds (Secure Base Childcare) can assure stability for the development of children at young ages.

Keywords : Early childhood education; absenteeism; dropout; infancy; childhood education.

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