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About the OECD Thematic Review of ECEC and the Netherland'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.
The Netherlands was the first country to host an OECD review team as part of the first round of reviews. Prior to the visit, a background report on ECEC policy in the Netherlands was prepared by Sardes Educational Services. After analysis of the background report, a review team composed of OECD Secretariat members and experts with diverse analytic and policy backgrounds visited the Netherlands from October 26 to November 4, 1998. The Netherlands country note was published in June 1999.