EFA Global Monitoring Report 2007. Strong foundations: early childhood care and education

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Rapport mondial de suivi sur l'EPT 2007. Un bon départ: éducation et protection de la petite enfance

Strong foundations, Early childhood care and education is the EFA (Education for All) Global Monitoring Report 2007 made under the supervision of UNESCO. It is part of The Education for All movement; a global commitment to provide quality basic education for all children, youth and adults by 2015. This report focuses on the first EFA goal, which calls upon countries to expand and improve early childhood care and education - a holistic package encompassing care, health and nutrition in addition to education. Disadvantaged children stand to benefit the most, yet too few developing countries, and too few donor agencies, have made early childhood a priority. The report contains 4 parts divided into 9 chapters. Part 1: A Comprehensive Approach stresses on the fact that Learning begins at birth (chapter 1). Part 2: Monitoring EFA includes chapter 2: The six goals: how are we doing? ; chapter 3: Tackling exclusion: lessons from country experience and chapter 4 : International support: making better use of more aid. Part 3, Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE), encompasses chapter 5: The compelling case for ECCE; chapter 6: Worldwide progress in early childhood care and education; chapter 7: The making of effective programmes; and chapter 8: Fostering strong ECCE policies. Finally, the last part; Setting Priorities emphasizes on the EFA: action now (chapter 9). The report is completed with lots of annexes which provide statistical tables, index or glossary in particular. Even if the report is not specifically about HIV/AIDS education, this subject is treated here in a more general way.

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