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Starting Strong IV

Monitoring Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care

Published on October 28, 2015

Also available in: French

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Research suggests that, when it comes to early childhood education and care, quality matters most. A growing number of countries are establishing monitoring systems to ensure quality and accountability in these programmes. This new publication explores how countries can develop and use these systems to enhance service and staff quality for the benefit of child development. It offers an international perspective and concrete examples to help policy makers, monitoring experts and practitioners in the field develop their own monitoring policies and practices.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Executive summary
Early childhood education and care (ECEC) systems in participating jurisdictions
Current state of play and trends in early childhood education and care (ECEC) monitoring systems
Monitoring service quality in early childhood education and care (ECEC)
Monitoring staff quality in early childhood education and care (ECEC)
Monitoring child development and outcomes in early childhood education and care (ECEC)
Improving monitoring policies and practices in early childhood education and care (ECEC)
List of network member countries
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International Early Childhood Education and Care Policy Event: Monitoring Quality

Launch of Starting Strong IV: Monitoring Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care at the International Policy Event on Monitoring Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care, held on 28 October 2015 in Dublin, Ireland, with Dr. James Reilly,T.D. Minister for Children and Youth Affairs of Ireland, and Montserrat Gomendio, Deputy Director for Education and Skills, OECD. 

Press briefing

Press release: OECD report explores developing monitoring systems for early childhood education

Presentation

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Blog

Knowledge is power: Ensuring quality early childhood education and care provision

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Starting Strong III: A Quality Toolbox for Early Childhood Education and Care

Starting Strong II: Early Childhood Education and Care

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