ERIC Number: ED394722
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Review of Services for Young Children in the European Union, 1990-1995.
European Commission Network on Childcare, London (England).
This third review of services for young children in the European Union, undertaken by the European Commission Child Care Network, covers services providing care, education, and recreation for children from birth to 10 years of age. The report is particularly focused on group settings and family day care. The report consists of a summary of main points and four sections. After the summary, Section 1 provides an introduction that sets the context for the review, describes the approach to services, objectives and structure, and the conventions used in the review. Section 2, titled "Background Information," describes parental employment in Europe from 1985-1993; births, child population and one-parent families; and statutory leave arrangement for workers with children. Section 3,"National Profiles," provides a portrait of Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Section 4, "Conclusions," describes developments since the late 1980s, access to and coherence in services for young children, and training. An appendix contains six tables depicting families; statutory leave for workers with children; and provision of publicly funded services in member states. Figures, tables, and boxed summaries accompany each section. (DR)
Descriptors: Day Care, Day Care Centers, Delivery Systems, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Employed Parents, Family Day Care, Family Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Recreation, School Age Day Care, Young Children
European Commission Equal Opportunities Unit, European Commission Dgv/D/5, 200 rue de la loi, B-1049 Bussels, Belgium (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Commission Network on Childcare, London (England).
Identifiers: Austria; Belgium; Denmark; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Ireland; Italy; Luxembourg; Netherlands; Portugal; Program Characteristics; Spain; Sweden; United Kingdom