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1 Date: in 12 pts Key Data on Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe (2014) Olga BORODANKOVA Education and Youth Policy Analysis Unit EACEA Hungarian and European trends in ECEC policies Budapest, 2 December 2014

2 Education and Training Eurydice 36 COUNTRIES (under Ministries’ responsibility) 40 NATIONAL UNITS The Eurydice Network in 2014

3 Education and Training Eurydice Eurydice mission To provide those responsible for education systems and policies in Europe with European- level analyses and information, which will assist them in their decision making.

4 Education and Training Eurydice Key Data on ECEC: data sources Eurydice National Units  descriptive and comparable information on ECEC policy and practice  based on official central steering documents (laws, decrees, regulations and recommendations) Eurostat  statistical indicators International student achievement surveys (PISA and PIRLS)  connections between ECEC participation, student outcomes and student background 2 nd Eurydice report on ECEC

5 Education and Training Eurydice Provision for children from birth to primary education that falls within a national regulatory framework, i.e. it has to comply with a set of rules, minimum standards and/or undergo accreditation procedures. It includes: –Public, private and voluntary sectors –Centre-based and home-based provision (in provider's home) Early Childhood Education and Care – Definition and Scope

6 Education and Training Eurydice

7 Education and Training Eurydice Issues covered: 7 -Models of ECEC systems -Educational guidelines -Transitions from ECEC to primary education -Specific measures for children with additional needs

8 Date: in 12 pts Education and Training Eurydice Organisation of centre-based ECEC, 2012/13 Unitary system with or without pre-primary classes 0/1 to 6/7 years Split system under 3 years 3 years and more

9 Education and Training Eurydice 9 SPLIT SYSTEM UNITARY SYSTEM Ministry responsible for health, welfare or family affairs No educational guidelines Care staff with upper secondary qualifications No legal entitlement Ministry responsible for health, welfare or family affairs No educational guidelines Care staff with upper secondary qualifications No legal entitlement 'Childcare' (under 3 year olds) Ministry of education Educational guidelines Educational staff with tertiary degrees Legal entitlement Ministry of education Educational guidelines Educational staff with tertiary degrees Legal entitlement ’Early education' (3 year olds +) Ministry of education Educational guidelines Educational staff with tertiary degrees Legal entitlement Ministry of education Educational guidelines Educational staff with tertiary degrees Legal entitlement 'Early childhood education and care' (0/1-6/7 years)

10 Date: in 12 pts Education and Training Eurydice Regulated home-based ECEC, 2012/13 Regulated home-based ECEC exists No regulated home-based ECEC

11 Education and Training Eurydice Educational guidelines Official guidelines are issued on a range of matters to help ECEC providers offer a high-quality service. Educational guidelines may cover: learning content objectives and attainement targets teaching approaches learning activities assessment methods, etc. Forms of educational guidelines: Incorporated into legislation Reference framework of skills Care and education plans Educational standards Criteria for developing local curricula Practical guidelines for ECEC practitionners, etc.

12 Education and Training Eurydice 12 Educational guidelines for both younger and older children Educational guidelines only for older children Educational guidelines in central- level steering documents for centre-based ECEC settings, 2012/13

13 Education and Training Eurydice Educational guidelines in central- level steering documents for home-based ECEC settings, 2012/13 Educational guidelines No educational guidelines No regulated home-based ECEC

14 Education and Training Eurydice Learning objectives Educational guidelines

15 Education and Training Eurydice Balance between adult-led and children-initiated activities Alternation of individual and group activities Project-based learning Free play – ½ countries Balance between adult-led and children-initiated activities Alternation of individual and group activities Project-based learning Free play – ½ countries Educational guidelines Learning approaches

16 Education and Training Eurydice 16 Assessment of older children’s progress, 2012/13 Written record based on observation Observation only Testing Self-assessment Institutional autonomy

17 Education and Training Eurydice Criteria for admission to primary education, 2012/13 Age only Maturity/readiness for school Language skills

18 Education and Training Eurydice Measures to facilitate children’s transitions from ECEC to primary education, 2012/13 Central measures exist Central measures do not exist / Institutional autonomy

19 Education and Training Eurydice Percentage of children aged 0-5 at risk of poverty or social exclusion, 2012 Source: Eurostat

20 Education and Training Eurydice Organisation and funding Smaller groups or lower child/staff ratio Equipment/facilities Additional budget/ lump sum for ECEC setting Organisation and funding Smaller groups or lower child/staff ratio Equipment/facilities Additional budget/ lump sum for ECEC setting Child learning and developement Language support Other developement/education support Child learning and developement Language support Other developement/education support Measures to support disadvantaged children Staff Additional staff or specialist staff Specific CPD programmes Staff from a minority / migrant background Extra salary Staff Additional staff or specialist staff Specific CPD programmes Staff from a minority / migrant background Extra salary

21 Education and Training Eurydice How is additional learning support provided?

22 Education and Training Eurydice Central recommendations on language support provision to disadvantaged children, 2012/13 For both younger and older children Only for older children Only for younger children No central measures

23 Education and Training Eurydice Staff involved to support language measures HR LV RO SI NO BE fr BG CZ EL PL PT SK TR LI CH DK LT DE LV EE LU IE HU ES MT LV RO UK SCT BE nl PL SK Only for older children FR For older and youngerOnly for younger children Speech & language terapists Staff from a minority or migrant background

24 Education and Training Eurydice Bucharest, 2013

25 Education and Training Eurydice Full report: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/education/eurydice/documents/key_data_series/166EN.pdf http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/education/eurydice/documents/key_data_series/166EN.pdf Eurydice Policy Brief on ECEC: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/education/eurydice/documents/thematic_reports/Eurydice_Poli cy_Brief_ECEC_EN.pdf http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/education/eurydice/documents/thematic_reports/Eurydice_Poli cy_Brief_ECEC_EN.pdf For more information: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/education/eurydice/ http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/education/eurydice/


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