Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care: Portugal 2012
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Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care: Portugal 2012

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) can bring a wide range of benefits – for children, parents and society at large. However, these benefits are conditional on "quality". Expanding access to services without attention to quality will not deliver good outcomes for children or long-term productivity benefits for society.

This series of country reports focuses on quality issues. Each report tackles a specific theme that was selected by the country reviewed. These reports suggest strengths and point to areas for further reflection on current policy initiatives.

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Publication Date :
27 July 2012
DOI :
10.1787/9789264176720-en
 
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Author(s):
OECD
Pages :
25–37
DOI :
10.1787/9789264176720-5-en

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Portugal’s preschool curriculum, the Curriculum Guidelines for Preschool Education or Orientações Curriculares para a Educação Pré-escolar (OCEPE), has balanced content, addressing academic and socio-emotional development; includes emerging subjects, such as ICT and health development; and includes child outcomes for staff support in assessing children’s development.