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Sweden: Childcare and education

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Regeringskansliet, Ministry of Education and Science
Korpi, Barbara Martin
government document
Publication Date: 
11 Nov 2004


The following Powerpoint slides describe the childcare and education system in Sweden. The Swedish ECEC system is universal, provided by municipalities and financed mainly out of public funds. In 2004, there was coverage for 90% of children aged 4-5 years and 80% for those 2-3 years.

Topics covered in the presentation slides include:
• national policy
• ECEC coverage
• legal framework in the School Act
• quality
• maximum fee
• curriculum
• cost
• parental leave; and,
• challenges