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Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe for children under 3 years of age
Other Titles: Historical trajectory, organization, governance, access, quality
Authors: Megalonidou, Christina
Subject: HUMANITIES AND ARTS > EDUCATION AND EDUCATION SCIENCES
HUMANITIES AND ARTS > EDUCATION AND EDUCATION SCIENCES > NARROWER EDUCATIONAL CONCEPTS > EDUCATIONAL QUALITY
HUMANITIES AND ARTS > EDUCATION AND EDUCATION SCIENCES > LEVELS OF EDUCATION/EDUCATIONAL STATUS > PRΕ-SCHOOL EDUCATION
HUMANITIES AND ARTS > EDUCATION AND EDUCATION SCIENCES > FIELDS OF PEDAGOGY > COMPARATIVE AND HISTORICAL PEDAGOGY
LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCES > POLITICAL SCIENCES > FIELDS OF POLICY > FAMILY POLICY
LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCES > POLITICAL SCIENCES > FIELDS OF POLICY > SOCIAL POLICY
LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCES > POLITICAL SCIENCES > FOREIGN POLICY > FOREIGN POLICY > EUROPEAN POLICY
LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCES > SOCIOLOGY > SOCIAL PROBLEMS AND SOCIAL WELFARE > SOCIAL SERVICE PROGRAMMES/DELIVERY SYSTEMS
Keywords:
Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe
Children under the age of 3
Organization and management ECEC
Accessibility ECEC
Quality ECEC
Social and family policy
Historical trajectory ECEC
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Abstract:
In Europe, Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) systems are organized in two basic ways: 1) The facilities are separate for younger children and older children. For children under-3s. focus is given in childcare and in settings of pre - school education while for older children emphasis is given in educational goals. 2) Unitary settings for the whole age range, up until the start of primary education. Both care and early education form an integral part of the provision in unitary settings. In most European countries ECEC is provided in two separate types of facilities based on children's ages. This monograph provides an up-to-date analysis of the ECEC systems in European countries, especially for children under-3s. First of all the historical trajectory, organization, and quality of the ECEC systems in European countries are presented. Moreover the five quality dimensions of the ECEC systems in European countries such as governance and financing, access, staff, educational guidance, evaluation and monitoring are separately presented. The findings reveal that there is still some way to ensure access and quality of the ECEC systems in European countries. Universal access as well as high quality and integration of ECEC services have not been achieved so far in many European countries. The types of ECEC services and their quality differ according to children's age in most parts of Europe. Good quality ECEC for children under age 3 is not available in many European countries yet. Accessibility, availability and affordability for children is considerably better for older children than those under the age of 3. Staff qualification requirements are higher for staff working with older than for those working with younger children. Only a few of European ECEC systems have established evaluation systems for structural and process quality.
Linguistic Editors: Bismpa, Anna
Graphic Editors: Xystra, Aikaterini
Type: Monograph
Creation Date: 2022
Item Details:
ISBN 978-618-85850-4-1
License: Attribution - NonCommercial - ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
Spatial Coverage: Ευρώπη
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.57713/kallipos-24
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/11419/8283
Bibliographic Citation: Megalonidou, C. (2022). Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe for children under 3 years of age [Monograph]. Kallipos, Open Academic Editions. http://dx.doi.org/10.57713/kallipos-24
Language: Greek
Consists of:
1. Early Childhood Education and Care
2. Social and family policy in European countries
3. Historical perspective of Early Childhood Education and Care
4. Early Childhood Education and Care in European countries for children under 3 years old
5. Early Childhood Education and Care for children under the age of 3 per country
6. Appendix I
7. Appendix II
8. Appendix III
Publication Origin: Kallipos, Open Academic Editions
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