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OECD thematic review of early childhood education and care: Finland reports

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Publication Date: 
5 Sep 1991

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About the OECD Thematic Review of ECEC and Finland's participation:

Invited by the participating countries, OECD expert teams evaluate each country's policy, programs and provision for children from birth to compulsory school age. Prior to the review, participating countries publish a background report describing current policy and practice, and outline the challenges that ECEC policy faces in the coming years. After the expert review, the OECD publishes a country note that discusses the issues observed, and suggests solutions and recommendations for the consideration of the competent authorities.

Finland was the eleventh country to host an OECD review team visit as part of the first round of reviews. Prior to the visit, a background report on ECEC policy in Finland was prepared by a working group coordinated by STAKES (The National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health). After analysis of the background report, a review team consisting of two OECD Secretariat members and three experts with diverse analytic and policy backgrounds visited Finland between May 17-26, 2000. The Finland country note was published in February 2001.