Recommendation on early childhood education and care (04/06/2011)

This recommendation – on own initiative – is a reaction to the communication of the European Commission on Early Childhood Education and Care, to be discussed by the European Ministers of Education and Training.

The Vlor recognizes the added value of a qualify offer and the importance for the future career of the children: governments have to continue investing in ECEC. However, the Vlor does not fully agree with the proposal of the European Commission to integrate education and care: the Vlor rather pleads for a shard vision and for continuity.

The Vlor welcomes the fact that a lot has been realized in Flanders concerning the participation of children between 0 and 6 years and concerning a good quality ECEC provision. The Vlor, however, still sees opportunities for policy measures in different areas.