Published in 2019

Policy recommendations for strengthening integration in early childhood systems



These Policy Recommendations were written under the INTESYS Project, Erasmus+ Key Action 3 pilot project implemented in four European countries (Belgium, Italy, Portugal and Slovenia). INTESYS proposed and piloted an innovative Reference Framework and the Toolkit Towards Integrated Early Childhood Systems- Building the Foundations. The project aimed to support the early childhood actors at national/local level in their efforts to increase the cooperation and coordination among early childhood sectors and services, to better serve the young children and their families, especially the most disadvantaged.

During the INTESYS Project, an extensive literature review, interviews with key stakeholders more than 20 countries across Europe and lessons learned from the pilot interventions contributed to identifying several key factors that may support or hinder integration in the early childhood systems.