Governing Quality Early Childhood Education and Care in a Global Crisis:
First Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic. Analytical Report
This report explores the different ways in which European Union (EU) Member States (MS) have attempted to ensure high-quality ECEC (Early Childhood Education and Care) for children and families in the era of COVID-19. The rationale for the report builds on the Conclusions of the European Council concerning the fight against COVID-19 in education and training, which stipulate that Member States should share information and best practices and continue exchanging information about possible ways to adapt to this new situation at the level of education and training (Council of the European Union, 2020). The central aim of this study is to examine what measures have been taken by selected EU member states - two countries (Sweden and Croatia), as well as three regions (Flanders in Belgium, Berlin in Germany and Emilia-Romagna in Italy) - to deal with the COVID-19 crisis during the first year of the pandemic (March-December 2020), in order to ensure quality ECEC for children and families. It is expected that this analysis of coping strategies and lessons learned will be relevant to other EU Member States and regions.
Betreuungsangebote, Distance-Schooling, Familiensituation, Kinder- und Jugendalter allgemein, Länderübergreifend, Qualitative Studie
van Laere, Katrien, Sharmahd, Nima, Lazzari, Arianna, Serapioni, Martino, Brajkovic, Sanja, Engdahl, Ingrid, Heimgaertner, Henriette, Lambert, Liesbeth, Hulpia, Hester (2021). Governing Quality Early Childhood Education and Care in a Global Crisis:. First Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic. Analytical Report.