Studies have shown that to have effective outcomes, ECE must also be of high quality (Barnett, 2012; Corak et al., 2012; Heckman et al., 2009, 2012). This chapter describes how quality in ECE is assured and maintained, including the regulatory environment; staff qualifications and training; group size and ratios; health, safety and child protection; ECE curriculum guidance; and quality assurance, inspection, reporting and accountability. These data provide readers with information on aspects often associated with quality ECE services for children and families, and how this quality is achieved, monitored and maintained. Within and between country similarities and variations in quality and monitoring will be highlighted.
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Bertram, T., Pascal, C. (2016). Supporting Quality in ECE. In: Early Childhood Policies and Systems in Eight Countries. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-39847-1_7
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