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Effects of early childhood education and care on child development

CARE recently released a review of research on the effects of early childhood education and care (ECEC) on child development. CARE recommends that countries should strive to provide all children with high-quality Early Education and Care.

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The report 'A review of research on the effects of early childhood education and care (ECEC) on children development' was made by Edward Melhuish, Katharina Ereky-Stevens, Konstantinos Petrogiannis, Anamaria Ariescu, Efthymia Penderi, Konstantina Rentzou, Alice Tawell, Paul Leseman, and Martine Broekhuisen.

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In the video below, CARE researcher and co-author Edward Melhuish, from Oxford University, discusses the highlights of the report, particularly the long-term benefits of high-quality ECEC for children’s educational achievement and socio-emotional development in .

He says:

“Our recommendations are that countries should strive to provide all children with high-quality Early Education and Care, and that this should be regarded as part of the infrastructure for the good social and economic development of any modern country”.

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