Early Childhood Education in Brazil

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Brazil has high chances to ensure that all children - particularly girls – living in hardship and belonging to ethnic minorities have access to free, mandatory and good quality basic education by 2015.

UNESCO in Brazil promotes family participation in the students’ school lives.

The Office has published several guides and handbooks to provide tools for early childhood education management. It has also produced inputs for the early childhood education curriculum, considering international trends and experiences.

UNESCO Brasilia, together with the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), are now cooperating with the Ministry of Education to produce pedagogical materials dedicated to the initial and continuous training of teachers of basic education in relation to the African and African-Brazilian history and culture.

The production proposal is to contribute to building a just and equal country providing solid contents to knowledge building on the richness and diversity of the African history and culture and their influence in the history and culture of the Brazilian people.

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