Early Childhood Intervention – Progress and Developments 2005–2010

This report summarises the analysis conducted by the Agency, at the request of member country representatives, on the topic of early childhood intervention (ECI).

This project work, carried out in 2010, was an update to the ECI analysis that the Agency conducted in 2003–2004.

The project update aimed to build upon the main outcomes and recommendations of the first Agency analysis. The main focus was upon the progress and main changes in the area of ECI in the participating countries since 2005. These developments are general and are also in relation to five key elements:

  • Availability
  • Proximity
  • Affordability
  • Interdisciplinary working
  • Diversity.

These were identified as essential factors within the ECI model proposed in the Agency's first study (Early Childhood Intervention: Analysis of Situations in Europe – Key Aspects and Recommendations).

National experts from 26 countries were involved in collecting and analysing country information regarding progress and main developments in the area of ECI.

The main message is that, although all countries have made an effort and progress appears at all levels, more work is needed to ensure that the main principle is reached – the right of every child and their family to receive the support they might need.

Download the report below in one of 21 Agency languages.

early childhood education
pre-school education

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