UNESCO – Southeast Asian Guidelines for Early Childhood Teacher Development and Management

Southeast Asian countries have made important progress in the field of early childhood care and education (ECCE). However, equitable access to ECCE programmes remains a major challenge for all countries, while the quality of ECCE provision has been subject to increasing scrutiny. Teachers’ qualifications, competence, commitment and motivation to deliver quality education are central in[...]

UNESCO – Holistic Early Childhood Development Index (HECDI) Framework A technical guide

Early childhood is a period of tremendous growth. Extending from conception to the age of 8, early childhood experiences carve out pathways towards health and well-being that persist throughout life. Supporting early childhood development, especially for the most vulnerable children, requires coordinated action to ensure health care, adequate nutrition, quality education, support for parents and[...]

UNESCO – Inclusion from the Start. Guidelines on inclusive early childhood care and education for Roma children

Like other children, Roma children have a right to education. That right is inviolable. It is frmly inscribed in international conventions, human rights treaties and ministers’ recommendations, such as the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989), the UNESCO Convention against Discrimination in Education (1960) and the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers recommendation[...]

UNESCO – A Review of the Literature: Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Personnel in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

The past 15 years have witnessed worldwide recognition of the importance of investing in the early years of children’s lives, with rapid expansion of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) services around the world (UNESCO, 2015). However, progress in preprimary coverage has not been experienced equally across regions and within countries, and delivering quality ECCE[...]

UNESCO – A Review of International and National Surveys relevant to Early Childhood Care and Education Provision and the Teaching Workforce

This literature review of national and international surveys of early childhood care and education (ECCE) provision and the teaching workforce was commissioned by UNESCO to inform the development of survey instrument and methodology for the Survey of Teachers in Pre-Primary Education (STEPP) project (May 2015–December 2017). The key tasks set by UNESCO were to: 1.[...]

UNESCO – Investing against Evidence. The Global State of Early Childhood Care and Education

This book is part of UNESCO’s Education on the Move series which was created to provide policy-makers, educators and other stakeholders with state-ofthe-art analyses of topical issues. Early childhood care and education (ECCE) is one of these contemporary issues requiring close attention given its critical role in laying the foundation for lifelong learning and development,[...]