The OECD conducted two reviews of national early childhood policies and organisation in 20 countries, from 1998 to 2004. The first review took place from 1998 to 2000, and the second from 2003 to 2004.
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For each country, OECD expert teams evaluated policy, programmes and provision for children from birth to compulsory school age. Prior to the review, participating countries published a Background Report describing current policy and practice, and outlining the challenges that early childhood education and care policy faces in the coming years. After the expert review, the OECD published a Country Note noting the issues observed, and suggesting solutions and recommendations for the consideration of the competent authorities.
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