EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE: ACCESSIBILITY AND QUALITY OF SERVICES

On the issue of accessibility and quality of early childhood education and care (ECEC) in Europe, we recommend the report Early childhood care: Accessibility and quality of services written by Daniel Molinuevo and Daphne Ahrendt and published by Eurofound last July. The main conclusion offered by the authors is that working conditions and in-service training have an impact on the quality of ECEC. The report presents also examples of good practices thatmore inclusive services for children in vulnerable situation have obtained. A systematic review of the research studies in Europe identifies the types of training and the working conditions that have a greater impact on the quality of services. With regard to accessibility of services, the report outlines a number of good practices on the use of additional resources for children who requires greater support due to disability, learning difficulties or coming from a disadvantaged background.

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