Early Childhood Education (ECE)
Economic development and rapid social change have significantly modified family and child-rearing patterns in OECD countries. This review of early childhood education and care (ECEC) in twenty OECD countries describes the social, economic, conceptual and research on early childhood policy.
These include increased participation of women in the labor market, balancing work and family responsibilities more equally to women, the demographic challenges faced by OECD countries, in particular, address issues of access The quality, diversity, child poverty and educational disadvantage. How countries address these issues is influenced by social and economic traditions, their understanding of families and young children, and the accumulated research on the benefits of quality early childhood services.
From Strong II outlines the progress of the countries participating are responsible for key aspects of a successful partnership of educational policies in the previous volume, begins Strong (OECD, 2001).
It offers many examples of new policy initiatives adopted in the field of early childhood. Their conclusion, the authors identify areas TEN criticize the government. The book also presents country profiles that provide an overview of ECEC systems in all 20 participating countries. This book is the importance of many worried about a childs development, balance between work and family and early childhood education and health policy.
Providing quality early childhood education care (ECEC) was firmly on government programs in recent years.
Public awareness of gaps in provision and of insufficient quality in services has moved the issue of childcare and after school on the electoral agendas in many countries. There is a growing recognition that early access to care allows young children, especially low-income groups as a second language, with a good start in life.
Twelve countries participate voluntarily in the first round again in 1998 and 2000. Recognizing the value and quality of the recommendations of the review produced a first report, the OECD Education Committee to approve a second inspection report was attended by eight countries. Both sets of auditors have adopted a broad and comprehensive approach that takes into account such as services, politics, families and communities can support the early development of young children and learning.
One of the immediate factors to translate the government’s attention to issues of early childhood education: they want to increase the female labor force participation, employment and family based on a greater number of women, too, to meet the demographic challenges facing OECD countries (in particular, lower birth rates and aging of the population) and the need to tackle child poverty and educational disadvantage. Because economic prosperity depends on maintaining high employment relationship between population, wants to bring more women into the labor market has played an important state interest in expanding early childhood education services.
European governments, including the family and the policies put in place child care to help couples have children and helping parents balance work and family. Another factor that the government’s interest in ECEC is immigration. Migration makes a significant contribution to economies, but may also raise difficulties on the labor market, social and education.