Purpose

The Early Childhood Network focuses on children’s initial engagement in out of home learning activities offered by the public or private sector as ECEC-activities. ECEC is an abbreviation of Early Childhood Education and Care, and as such the network takes a stand that education and care walks hand in hand. Children attending these activities will most often be aged 0-6 years, and will be attending half or full time.

The network was launched in 2009 with the intent of creating a platform for ECEC practitioners, researchers and policymakers around the world to share knowledge and experiences from their own or other people’s work in the ECEC-sector.

When participating in the Early Childhood network you will receive information about recent ECEC-research or political initiatives and you will have access to knowledge on Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in countries of other participants.