Regional Reports

Early Chilldhood Care and Education Regional Report: Africa 
The report gives an account of the situation of ECCE in Sub-Saharan Africa. It attempts to carry out an analytical review of ECD in the 46 Sub-Saharan countries, as articulated in the five most dynamic regional economic communities. In the analysis, subregional issues are addressed in terms of West and Central Africa, in comparison with East and Southern Africa.

Early Childhood in the Arab Countries: Status and Challenges
This report is an overview of the current status of early childhood care and education  (ECCE) in 15 Arab countries based on their responses to a survey questionnaire  commissioned by UNESCO. It identifies challenges and major constraints and concludes  with recommendations for the concerned parties. The report can be used as a framework for national action plans in ECCE and as an advocacy tool.

Early Childhood Care and Education in the Asia Pacific Region: Moving towards Goal 1
This report, prepared for UNESCO’s World Conference of Early Childhood Care and Education, considers progress made in the Asia Pacific region over the last few years in meeting this goal.

Early Childhood Care Education Regional Report : Europe and North America (Draft) 
The report is based on data from recognized sources, such as UNESCO, the OECD and EU, UNDP, UNICEF, the World Bank and the World Economic Forum. Chapters 2 and 3 present the data and analyse the major features of early childhood in each sub-region. Chapter 4 is a reflection on democracy, diversity and inclusion, with emphasis on the two subgroups most excluded from services: children with disabilities and learning difficulties; and Roma children from a diverse Roma population of about ten million people, concentrated in Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkan countries and Spain.

Early Childhood Education in Latin America and the Caribbean

The aim of the report is to offer a general analysis of the status of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) in the Latin American and the Caribbean countries, and identify the main challenges to be addressed and actions to be taken in the region to achieve the first goal of Education for All: “expanding and improving comprehensive early childhood care and education, especially for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children”.

Country Report

Early Childhood Care and Education Country Report - Russian Federation prepared by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation for the World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education 27-29 September 2010, Moscow, Russian Federation.

The principles underlying the development of the Russian education system are: openness to the needs of society and the demands of time; involvement of society in an active dialogue and direct participation in the management of education and in education reforms; transition to modern methods of education; provision of access to quality education for all citizens of the Russian Federation.

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