The Great Start in Life conference, that took place a few months ago, sought to encourage further development of national ECEC and school policies, which align with strategies agreed at the European level. Teachers, practitioners, researchers and policy makers discussed the challenges facing ECEC settings and primary schools: developing provision which meets the needs of all children; working with children who use different languages and come from different backgrounds; supporting teachers and ECEC practitioners to work in new ways and with new curricula; encouraging parents and local communities to be more involved in the work of schools and ECEC settings; and helping children to prepare for their further education and personal development.
Other conference key themes were the professionalization of ECEC, the diversity and integration of children with different backgrounds, in order to address or prevent social exclusion and transmission of inequalities, while contributing to long-term social cohesion and growth. The conclusions drawn from the event were summarised in the outcome document.
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