Early childhood education and care (ECEC) has experienced a surge of policy attention in recent years at the national and international level.
The debate has also shifted its focus, with policymakers realising that equitable access to quality ECEC can strengthen the foundations of lifelong learning for all children. As a consequence, governments around the world have increased the resources allocated to the early years and taken steps to enhance quality and improve equity of access.
This is underpinned by international research that shows access to quality ECEC has positive effects on wellbeing, learning and development.
Read the full article on The Conversation.