Early childhood education and care

Early childhood education and care can lay the foundations for later success in life in terms of education, well-being, employability, and social integration, especially for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Commission has set out priorities for early childhood education and care with the aim of improving access to, and the quality of, systems and services from birth to the start of compulsory schooling.

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