EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION’S CURRICULUM - CONSIDERATIONS FROM CHILDREN’S EXPERIENCES
ABSTRACT The article analyzes the meanings produced by children about the educational experience. From a theoretical framework that articulates Walter Benjamin’s theory of childhood studies, the sociology of social experience by François Dubet, and pedagogies of childhood and early childhood education, we sought to understand how the children’s actions and speeches contribute to the proposition of a curriculum organized by fields of experiences. The case study was conducted in 2012 with a group of four-year-old children in a public institution of early childhood education. The data was produced through participant observation; drawings and photographs produced by the children (in association with their speeches); and interviews. We found that children produce meanings about care and education practices that may become useful elements in proposing a curriculum organized by fields of experience for early childhood education institutions.