One of the central challenges of the CARE project is to develop a set of indicators of quality and wellbeing based on a framework that is sensitive to cultural variation in early childhood education and care (ECEC) and to differences in the priorities of countries.
A first draft of this framework is now ready for discussion. It is a work in progress as CARE researchers aim to develop it further, on the basis of emerging research findings from the CARE consortium and on the input of families, teachers, policymakers, as well as other researchers in ECEC.
Please read our Initial Framework and share your thoughts and perspectives regarding these important questions and discuss whether it addresses your views on quality and wellbeing.
Does it respect the values, beliefs, and experiences of ECEC in your country? Does it include the aspects of wellbeing you believe are essential to the discussion of quality services for children?
Involving families, professionals, policymakers, and European citizens is important to us. Participate!
CARE researcher Thomas Moser (Buskerud and Vestfold University College / Høgskolen i Buskerud og Vestfold, Norway) discusses some of the challenges of composing the framework.