Early Childhood Care and Education: International by Edward Melhuish, Konstantinos Petrogiannis

By Edward Melhuish, Konstantinos Petrogiannis

During the international the variety of operating moms with youngsters has endured to develop. This has very important results for social coverage judgements, fairly within the fields of parental depart, childcare and pre-school companies provision. a few international locations are way more profitable at combining top of the range early formative years prone with excessive chances of moms in employment, while others proceed to fight. This edited quantity examines the ways that diverse international locations internationally are tackling early adolescence companies and the way those companies impact younger children’s reports and improvement, for higher and worse. a number of the ordinary questions of childcare provision are tackled, together with: Is pre-school childcare hazardous to teenagers? Does the standard of childcare subject? Why are a few international locations succeeding in offering caliber childcare companies, and others will not be? How will we top organise parental go away, employment laws and childcare provision?

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The change from a collective to a more individualised lifestyle has meant new ideas, values, attitudes and needs have been developed. Young women are better educated and have started to compete with men in the labour market. An increasing demand for supplementary, non-familial, preschool childcare has developed because of these changes in lifestyle: the loosening of family ties, the distance between young parents and their family of origin, the increase in divorce and growing numbers of single-parent families, the diminished family size, the change in values, the intense urban migration (Bagavos, 2001) and the progressive change in educational policy.

The new decentralisation will certainly enforce an awareness of the issue, although unless local Early childcare and education in Greece 37 communities directly address the problems of early childhood care and education the quality of services will not improve. With an introduction of care and education standards, a new education philosophy, adequate funding, and good relations between services, parents and local communities, the quality of state early childhood care and education services could be improved.

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