Early childhood care: Accessibility and quality of services

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03 July 2015
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03 July 2015
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Abstract

Access to early childhood education and care (ECEC) services and the quality of such services are important issues that are gaining greater prominence in the EU. This study presents evidence on the elements of working conditions and in-service training that increase the quality of ECEC. Concerning the accessibility of ECEC services, the report describes good practices gathered in the form of case studies that have been evaluated and that describe additional resources for the inclusion in mainstream ECEC services of children with disabilities or learning difficulties, those in a vulnerable social situation and those who belong to disadvantaged groups. An executive summary is available - see Related content.

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    Number of Pages: 
    92
    Reference No: 
    EF1512
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1375-7
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-01-15-145-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/53824
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    Early childhood care: Accessibility and quality of services

    Access to early childhood education and care (ECEC) services and the quality of such services are important issues that are gaining greater prominence in the EU. This study presents evidence on the elements of working conditions and in-service training that increase the quality of ECEC.

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  • Executive summary

    Reference No: 
    EF15121
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    Early childhood care: Accessibility and quality of services - Executive summary

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    This report focuses on access to and quality of early childhood education and care (ECEC) services, two dimensions that have gained increasing importance in the political agenda in Europe since the 2011 Communication from the Commission Early childhood education and care: Providing all our children with the best start for the world of tomorrow. More concretely, it presents evidence regarding the elements of working conditions and in-service training that increase the quality of early childhood education and care; it also presents examples of successful practices when it comes to making services more inclusive for children in a vulnerable situation. Read more in the report - see Related content.

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