Early Childhood Education and Care (Recommendation)


The provision of early childhood education and care (ECEC) in the EU is to be expanded and its quality improved. The corresponding proposal by the EU Commission for a Council Recommendation relates to children up to compulsory school age, their parents and the staff in ECEC facilities.


In cep’s view, it is positive that ECEC professions should be made generally more attractive by upgrading their status so that sufficient staff with higher qualifications can be recruited. However, the decision on teaching content in ECEC should, in principle, be left up to the Member States.