A Flexible Preschool System for Every Child

Diversifying Early Learning in Europe and Central Asia

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Through national, regional and global commitments, governments across Europe and Central Asia have committed to ensuring all children have access to quality, inclusive preschool to support their holistic development. Diversification is a transformative strategy to advance early learning. It has great potential to rapidly expand access to quality preschool and meeting the needs of the most marginalized and vulnerable children and families. Drawing on experiences within Europe and Central Asia, this publication: explores how diversification of preschool is understood within the region and synthesize experiences into a working definition and set of guiding principles; documents examples of how diversification is already supporting the realization of universal, quality, inclusive preschool and lessons learned from implementation; reflects on the lessons learned so that governments can engage with diversification actively and systematically; proposes recommendations for governments and partners to adopt a diversified approach and build system resilience.

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Related Subject(s): Children and Youth


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