Strong foundations - Early childhood care and education
Early childhood is a time of remarkable transformation and extreme vulnerability. Programmes that support young children during the years before they go to primary school prove strong foundations for subsequent learning and development. Such programmes also compensate for disadvantage and exclusion, offering a way out of poverty.
The 2007 Report focuses on the first Education for All goal, which calls upon countries to expand and improve early childhood care and education – in the form of a holistic package encompassing care, health and nutrition in addition to education.
Disadvantaged children stand to benefit the most, yet too few developing countries, and too few donor agencies, have made early childhood a priority.
- Learning begins at birth
- The six goals: how are we doing?
- Tackling exclusion: lessons from country experience
- International support: making better use of more aid
- The compelling case for ECCE
- Worldwide progress in early childhood care and education
- The making of effective programmes
- Fostering strong ECCE policies
- EFA: action now
- The Education for All Development Index (EDI)
- National learning assessments by region and country
- Statistical tables
- Aid tables
- Arab states | ar
- Central and Eastern Europe
- Central Asia
- East Asia | Fact and Figures for East Asia | East Asia report card
- Latin America and the Caribbean | es
- Sub-Saharan Africa | Fact sheet - Sub-Saharan Africa
- The Pacific