This report, published jointly with Eurostat provides 61 indicators as well as a comparative analysis on Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) throughout 32 European countries (37 education systems). The study demonstrates the challenges facing European countries when it comes to providing quality ECEC services for the 32 million children in Europe in the age range to use ECEC services. It covers a number of specific issues important to policy-makers such as access to ECEC, governance, quality assurance, affordability, qualifications and training among staff , leadership, parent involvement, and measures to support disadvantaged children. Information on ECEC policy and central measures was provided by Eurydice National Units, while Eurostat has undertaken the preparation and production of statistical indicators. The reference year for all policy information is 2012/13.
Key data on early childhood education and care in Europe
Eurydice and Eurostat Report
European Commission. (2014). Key data on early childhood education and care in Europe: Eurydice and Eurostat Report. 2014 Edition (Education and training). Brussels. Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA); Eurydice; Eurostat.