Snapshot of early childhood development data and policies in nine countries: a cross-country analysis
The current analysis has been developed within the First Years First Priority Campaign co-led by Eurochild and the International Step by Step Association (ISSA), in partnership with the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) and Roma Education Fund (REF).
The analysis summarises the situation of young children across several policy areas impacting their development. It is based on data collected from nine European countries and consolidated in nine country profiles. It draws attention towards four key findings across policy areas impacting ECD and priorities for policy-making and investment in early childhood at the European and country level.
Each of the nine country profiles - Bulgaria, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, and Spain - provide a snapshot of the current state of ECD within the country and includes sections on six key areas – child poverty, maternal and child health and nutrition, child’s safety and security, early learning including early childhood education and care (ECEC), parenting and family support, and cross-sectoral coordination for ECD.

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Press release
Country profiles
Organization: Eurochild, International Step by Step Association (ISSA), European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), Roma Education Fund (REF)
Year: 2021
Language: English
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