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Early childhood education and care can lay the foundations for later success in life in terms of education, well-being, employability , and social integration , especially for children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Education and care systems for young children (from birth to compulsory school age) vary in different countries; EU countries are cooperating to develop high-quality and accessible provision across the Member States.
The Commission has set out the priorities for early childhood education and care – with the aim of improving access to and the quality of services from birth to the start of compulsory schooling. Work on this started in 2012 in cooperation with international organisations and stakeholders.
The priorities are: