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Structural indicators for monitoring education and training systems in Europe - 2023: Early childhood education and care

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European Commission, European Education and Culture Executive Agency & Eurydice
Publication Date: 
30 Nov 2023


This report explores a few main aspects of the situation in Europe regarding the right to affordable early childhood education and care (ECEC) of good quality for all children. It reveals large variations between European countries regarding the public commitment to provide a place in ECEC, the requirements for staff and educational guidelines. 

The report contains indicators on key policies in the areas of access, staff and educational guidelines. 

The 2023 update of the Structural indicators covers 38 European education systems.