Each country is rich in its diversity, its culture in all its dimensions, its peculiarities, its weaknesses and strengths.
The major international institutions provide us with some reference points and we share promising initiatives; sometimes adaptable to our cultures.
The OECD and the Association have developed a close and special relationship for the past 5 years. The publications of the OECD allow field players and influencers to be recognized in their actions and to position themselves in an eco-system sustained by the desire of the 35 countries to develop a dynamic of continuous quality improvement.
According to the OECD, “a whole range of research carried out in recent years, especially in the field of neuroscience, shows that early childhood education and care (ECEC) provides an indispensable base for the learning that follows it, in that it promotes the development of skills, whether cognitive or otherwise, that have proven critical for success in life. These works also suggest that the positive impact of ECEC on learning and the subsequent development of the child depends to a large extent on the quality of services provided. That is why public authorities are also increasingly interested in international comparisons concerning ECEC, with its potential as well as its proven impact, as they work to define their policies of resource mobilization in the face of a steadily increasing demand. “
The last publication of June 2017: “Transitions from Early Childhood Education and Care to Primary Education”: investments in high-quality early childhood education and care (JRPA) pay dividends in terms of children’s long-term learning and development.
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UNESCO and the Association are working together to promote education that is life transforming. This issue is at the heart of UNESCO’s mission is to build peace, to eradicate poverty and promote sustainable development..
UNESCO considers that education is a human right for all, throughout life, and that access to education goes hand in hand with quality. The Organization is the only United Nations body with a mission to address education in all its aspects. It was given the mandate to lead the global programme, Education 2030, through Sustainable Development Goal 4. The roadmap for achieving this is the Education 2030 Framework for Action (FFA)..
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UNESCO’s latest publication comes to buttress and confirm our position that social investment should be concentrated in early childhood. “The evidence is in: we must invest in the education and protection of early childhood.”
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Renowned universities around the world invest in construction as well as the sharing of cutting-edge resources and tools to promote educational quality: