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The progress of the ECEC Portal ECEC Network 22 nd of June, 2010 Ineke Litjens Directorate for Education Education and Training Policy Division.

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1 The progress of the ECEC Portal ECEC Network 22 nd of June, 2010 Ineke Litjens Directorate for Education Education and Training Policy Division

2 The ECEC Portal What is the ECEC Portal? The purpose Plans for the Portal The structure of the Portal: progress to date Incorporating data and data collection Outputs Further steps

3 What is the ECEC Portal? Not a database: a portal that points to available qualitative and quantitative information/data on ECEC across countries Includes 8 sections (topics) Per section: a range of indicators with data for all countries

4 The purpose Update the SS II country profiles Pulls in and organizes information from different OECD sources Includes results from the Network questionnaires Provide information/data per indicator for all countries at one glance (not: per country individually) One-stop-shop for all OECD data/information on ECEC and young children

5 Plans for the Portal One-off project Include explanatory notes Sector specific information Country specific information Based upon the information/data collection, gaps can be identified

6 The Structure ECEC Portal General information Costs and financing Legislation for access and provision Workforce development and conditions Curriculum and pedagogy Data collection, research, monitoring Regulations for quality Parental and community involvement

7 gfdsg Workforce development and working conditions Initial education requirements Education level Length Provision Curriculum content Accreditation / licensing Training opportunities Structure Length Provision Financing Curriculum content Work conditions Working hours Remuneration Staff/child ratio Staff turnover rate Staff profiles Female: male % Minority background Age This information will feed into the Policy Toolbox, which will include policies and strategies

8 Work conditions Work conditions (2008) Source: ECEC Network Questionnaires Sector Job title Staff turnover rate Average working hours per week Remuneration compared to primary school teachers Staff/child ratio Australia (2006) Early childhood education Preschool teacher 8.40% % of average wage of primary school teachers m Day care and Family day care Child care manager 16%43.470%m Child care worker 21.50%37.955%m Canada Quebec Early childhood education Pedagogue m35 56% of average wage of primary school teachers 4-5 year: 1:10 5 year and older: 1:20 Day care centre Child care worker/ Educator 36.6%3253% 0-18 months: 1:5 18 months-4 year: 1:8

9 Explanatory sheet Indicator Wf 4: work conditions Definitions and methodology –Explanation of what is understood with work conditions –Explanation of definitions staff turnover rate, staff/child ratio a.o. –How these have been calculated –Why they are included in this indicator Key findings (descriptive and visual) Comparability and data issues Reference to other relevant indicators Further reading

10 Incorporating data Inputs from the ECEC Network questionnaires and Starting Strong reports –Comparative quantitative data and qualitative descriptions –(policies and strategies to be included in the Policy Tool Box) Other OECD sources: inputs NOT gathered through the Network questionnaires –Mainly quantitative data: e.g. socio-economic information, labour force data, funding and financing data –From Education database, Family database, Benefits & Wages –Close co-operation with INES, DELSA

11 Data collection ECEC Network/ policy-makers Quantitative data not collected through other OECD sources: e.g., staff turnover (Qualitative information regarding policies and strategies to be collected for the policy tool box) Existing information from SS reports, questionnaires etc. Missing information collected through Network questionnaires Updates : one-off activity OECD Resources Quantitative data with regard to ECEC General background information and context related information Updated annually through other departments/divisions Requires no inputs from the ECEC Network

12 Outputs Initial use – internal working tool among the network members; with country agreement, online information publicly available Presentation - for countries per indicator feed into current work - The project Encouraging quality in ECEC / the design of the Implementation toolbox Analyses on ECEC topics (e.g. curriculum or professional development), and outcomes of ECEC Feed into other OECD databases

13 Further steps Draft questionnaire Participation in pilot-run Questions/concerns?


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