Medical University – Pleven, Bulgaria
Медицински университет – Пловдив
Abstract. We highlight the influence of nurseries with the following article as an appropriate and supportive environment of an excellent foundation on early childhood development. The results from observation among 90 children attending nurseries are shown. An evaluation of their nervous-mental development is conducted as a result of their intentional interaction implemented namely in nurseries. The evaluation was based on the methodology developed by Prof. Vasilka Manova-Tomova for psychological diagnostics of early childhood. Thanks to the intentional interactions and the implementation of various activities among all observed children, positive changes in their mental and nervous-mental development were reported. The results show that a good foundation for early childhood development is established.
Keywords: early childhood development; nursery; nervous-mental development