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Starting Strong II (2006)

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May 20, 2011

On September 19, 2006, the OECD released the final summary report
from the Thematic Review of Early Childhood Education and Care. Starting Strong II outlines progress made by the 20 participating countries in responding to key aspects of successful ECEC policy outlined in Starting Strong
(2001). The report offers many examples of new policy initiatives
adopted in the ECEC field as well as comparative data that puts each
country in the international context. In their conclusions, the authors
identify ten policy areas for further critical attention from
governments.

Print copies and full PDF of Starting Strong II are available for purchase only from the OECD Bookshop.
- Order Starting Strong II
[To view a read-only PDF of the report prior to making your purchase,
follow the order link and click on the icon of a page with an eye on it
that will appear to the right of the page. This will open the
“browse-it” version.]

Public access documents

- Complete executive summary
- OECD Press release
- Table. 5.3. Public expenditure on ECEC services (0-6 yrs) in selected OECD countries (%)

Related analysis

Early learning and child care: How does Canada measure up? CRRU Briefing Note
Martha Friendly, 2006

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