The research leading to the results of CARE, and all CARE dissemination products, has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 – SSH2013) under grant agreement n° 613318.
Watch CARE Advisory Committee Member Petra Goran, from the Directorate General for Education and Culture of the European Commission, reflect on the alignment between ECEC and later schooling in addressing complex issues, such as the targeted versus universal dilemma, on the basis of the CARE final conference. Petra Goran also mentions the opportunities for further discussion on these issues at the Great Start in Life conference, to take place in Brussels on November 30th-December 1st, 2016.
CARE Invited Expert Stakeholder Naomi Eisenstadt, Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality at the Scottish Government, reflects on the issues discussed at the CARE final conference, namely how the investment in quality may be balanced against country and regional priorities in terms of government spending.
One of the take-home messages from this conference, according to Naomi Eisenstadt, is the importance of professional development, and clear links to quality and wellbeing outcomes.
CARE researcher Marja-Kristiina Lerkkanen, from the University of Jyväskylä (Finland), reflects on the CARE final conference and the ongoing discussion of the importance of ECEC structure versus process quality, and play. She also mentions how the involvement of your researchers in CARE really allowed for breakthroughs on some of the pending ECEC issues. Marja-Kristiina Lerkkanen leaves a challenge for all local or country-level teams of ECEC practitioners, policymakers and parents to reach out to their local CARE team for bringing the dissemination of good practices to their community.
CARE Advisory Committee Member Tove Mogstad Slinde reflects on the final products of the CARE consortium and discusses the impact of the CARE video library on the discussions regarding ECEC quality at the local policy level.
CARE advisor Tove Mogstad Slinde is Senior Adviser to the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research in the Department of Early Childhood Education and Care, and Elected Chair of the Network on Early Childhood Education and Care in OECD.
CARE Advisory Committee Arno Engel, from the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills, reflects on some of the take-home messages of the CARE project and final conference, namely regarding quality, equity and diversity issues in European ECEC.
Arno Engel also discusses how some of the CARE findings are relevant beyond European borders, to inform policy in partner OECD countries, as well as the design of upcoming surveys, such as the TALIS Starting Strong Survey.
CARE researcher Thomas Moser, at the University College of Southeast Norway (Denmark), reflects on the importance of all expert input collected during the CARE final conference, and thanks participants. One of the take-home messages from this conference, according to Thomas Moser, is the powerful new evidence produced by CARE regarding the economic benefits of ECEC in Europe.
One of the take-home messages from the CARE final conference, according to CARE researcher Paul Leseman, at Utrecht University (Netherlands), is how to address the targeted versus universal dilemma for ECEC services. Paul Leseman also thanks conference participants for all their valuable feedback.
CARE researcher Edward Melhuish - Oxford University (England) discusses the new review evidence from CARE regarding the short, medium and long-term impacts of ECEC quality on children's development, namely for disadvantaged children. Edward Melhuish also reflects on the depth and convergence of evidence of the CARE project coming out of the final conference.