Nordic early childhood education and care policies
- Lectures and events
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- Dr Johanna Einarsdottir
- Ollie Bray
The idea of universal early childhood education and care (ECEC) services is embedded in Nordic educational policies, and ECEC is considered a national responsibility. Children have the right to attend full-day ECEC programmes and, thus, virtually all children attend ECEC from their early years. The presentation will focus on the principles and values presented in Nordic ECEC policy documents and how these values are implemented in practice. The age for starting school in the Nordic countries has been higher than that in many neighbouring countries. This might be subject to change in several of the Nordic countries and is one factor in the challenges facing ECEC in these countries.
BEING AND BELONGING: EARLY YEARS CONFERENCE
This video was part of the RSE’s early years conference, which focused on placing the needs of children, their being and belonging, at the heart of early learning.
The conference took a comprehensive look at placing the needs of children at the heart of their learning, rather than focusing on early learning and childcare as a means to an economic or practical end.
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