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An equal start?: Providing quality early education and care for disadvantaged children

Ludovica Gambaro, Kitty Stewart, and Jane Waldfogel


Providing early education and care (ECEC) which is both equitable and high quality is a challenge all governments are confronting. This comparative volume seeks both to broaden and to deepen our understanding of policies in operation in different countries. It asks how successfully policies in eight different countries ensure that all children, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, can access high quality ECEC. The countries included are Australia, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the UK and the US. Each chapter is written by academic experts from the country i ... More

Keywords: ECEC, Childcare, early education, early childhood, access to quality education, disadvantaged backgrounds, comparative

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781447310518
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447310518.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ludovica Gambaro, editor

Kitty Stewart, editor

Jane Waldfogel, editor

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