A patron acknowledged by the early childhood sector

French psychosociologist, Jean Epstein, has worked with young children, adolescents and families since 1974. He is recognized in both France and internationally as a leading early childhood expert.

– Trained by Boris Dolto
– Co-founder of GRAPE  (early childhood research and action group): 1977
– Head of the childhood sector of the Foundation de France: 1980-1990
– Member of the Council of Europe’s “Childhood-Education” committee:1991-1997

IHe leads research groups and oversees actions in the field in France and internationally. He is a committed sociologist whose work is based on investigation, meetings and interviews carried our with sector professionals. His two favorite subjects are the establishing of reference points in children and adolescents, and the develepment of the family in this context.

His work focuses primarily on the role of play and enjoyment in development, on learning to share and say no, and on the impact that taking each child’s rhythm into account has on their development.

Author of:

  • Nous sommes tous des parents formidables : 100 clés pour réussir l’éducation de nos enfants (We’re all great parents: 100 keys for successfully educating our children), Editions Flammarion, October 2009
  • Comprendre le monde de l’enfant (Understanding the world of children), Editions Dunod, October 2010
  • Le jeu enjeu, adultes enfants: vivre ensemble en collectivité (The stakes game – adults, children: living together as a group), Editions Dunod, August 2011

« For more than 35 years I have worked on the evolving forms of child care, and for the first time, an organization has put into practice all of the findings made in reccent years to improve children’s development and support for parenting, », Jean Epstein, psychosociologist and patron of Cap Enfants since 2011.




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