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Early childhood education and care

Early childhood education and care refers to any regulated arrangement that provides education and care for children from birth to compulsory primary school age.

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What is the EU doing on early childhood education and care?

European Innovative Teaching Award

The Award recognises outstanding work by teachers and their educators engaged in European cooperation projects.

Working Groups

Learn more about the work of European Education Area Strategic Framework Working Groups on early childhood education and care.

Early childhood education and care - updates

Early childhood education and care resources

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School Education Gateway

Stay up-to-date with the online platform for education professionals, researchers and policymakers. Explore the School Education Gateway


A platform for staff working in a school in one of the European countries involved to communicate, collaborate, develop projects and share. Join eTwinning

EU funding opportunities

  • Erasmus+ is the EU’s funding programme supporting education, training, youth and sport.

Employment and volunteering

See practical information and opportunities concerning employment, including volunteering and traineeships.

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