TEACHERS' INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION COMPETENCIES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
The issue of intercultural communication in early childhood education is relevant issue, especially due to the contemporary changes and demands of today's societies. Changes occur not only in certain areas, but also in relation to the communication of the individual with others in their environment and in general, therefore modern scientific knowledge and research confirm the importance of intercultural communication for early childhood education. In the context of the stated, the impact of the intercultural communication competences of the teachers, it is of crucial importance, because these include knowledge, abilities, communication skills, that are important for the development of the teacher's communication competences starting from the time of initial education, the inductive period and the professional training and development.
The conducted research has a quantitative and qualitative character. A method of research was applied descriptive method, through analytical-descriptive, analytically-explicit and analytical-interpretive approach. As research techniques was used survey and analysis of content. Examples of research include teachers from early childhood education, with different ethnic background, age, level of work experience, as well as languages of instruction. The conclusions point to several important aspects of the intercultural communication competence of teachers from early childhood education.