Lessons From Abroad: Ensuring High-Quality Early Care and Education in the U.S.

High-quality early care and education (ECE) provides an important foundation for young children’s success in school and in life. Yet, in the United States, fewer than two out of three children between the ages of 3 and 6 are enrolled in center-based ECE programs. In this video, Gabriele Fain examines ECE programs internationally and discusses what factors may contribute to the high rate of ECE participation in many European countries.

With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, AIR conducted a scan of efforts to improve access to quality ECE for low-income, minority families in other countries that might inform learning and practice in the U.S. context.