Prof. Dr. Margarita Koleva, Dr. Blaga Dzhorova, Assoc. Prof.
South-West University “Neofit Rilski”
Dr. Eva Zhecheva
National Ombudsman of the Republic of Bulgaria
Absract. The authors consider the resource of "compulsory preschool education" in Bulgaria, directing attention to the problematic areas of management and educational practice in the system and looking for specific socio-pedagogical solutions. The significance is on the benefits of the child`s compulsory education in the preschool age, the capacity of pedagogical teams to "produce" a quality educational process, the vision of the "social contract" with the family. The comments are through the prism of children's rights and the need for a climate of trust between children and adults and freedom for determined children's activities.
Keywords: child; childhood; compulsory; legislation, pre-school education; rights; climate of trust; freedom; pedagogical interaction; educational environment