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ERIC Number: ED540637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe: Tackling Social and Cultural Inequalities. Slovenia
Turnsek, Nada; Batistic, Marcela Zorec
Slovenia has a single structure of preschool education system providing comprehensive education and care (educare) for children aged one to six (more precisely, from the end of maternity leave to the child's entering compulsory school). It is offered mostly by public preschool institutions (vrtci). Preschool education is a part of the whole system of education, thus enabling children to make a smooth transition from preschool to compulsory education. It falls within the competence of the Ministry of Education and Sport. This paper contains the following parts: (1) General approaches to Education and Care in Early Childhood and definitions of "risk"; (2) Access to early childhood education and care; (3) Quality of early childhood education and care; (4) Funding; (5) Transition to compulsory education; and (6) Statistics. (Contains 1 table and 3 footnotes.) [For the complete report, see ED539138.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Eurydice
Identifiers - Location: Slovenia