In supporting children's development, countries invest in the future successes of economies and societies. Awareness of the critical role early childhood education and care (ECEC) plays in setting a strong foundation for children's learning, development and well-being has grown among policy makers worldwide. The OECD Quality beyond Regulations policy review provides countries with an overview of the different dimensions of quality in ECEC. It also highlights policies that can enhance process quality in particular. From this review, emerged the present report, taking an in-depth look at Ireland's ECEC system. It outlines the sector's main strengths and challenges, focusing on workforce development and quality assurance through monitoring and inspections. The report provides tailored policy recommendations to improve provision in line with national goals.
|Publication date:||02 December 2021|
|✓ Read the publication:||Strengthening Early Childhood Education and Care in Ireland: Review on Sector Quality|
|✓ Further information:||Early Childhood Education and Care|
|✓ Comparative report:||Starting Strong VI: Supporting Meaningful Interactions in Early Childhood Education and Care|
|✓ See also:||Starting Strong Series|