Inclusion in early childhood care and education: Brief on inclusion in education

Inclusion in early childhood care and education : Brief on inclusion in education
This policy brief is part of a series of briefs that seek to answer various questions that policy-makers and key stakeholders have about the planning and implementation of inclusive education policies and practices. The Briefs are a follow-up to the UNESCO International Forum on Inclusion and Equity in Education held in Cali, Colombia in September 2019.

Inclusion in education must start in the early years when the foundation for lifelong learning is built and fundamental values and attitudes are formed. Inequality in learning and development emerges during early childhood, before children begin primary school. Beginning to address inclusion when children begin primary school is simply too late.

inclusion in education, early childhood education
Marginalized & Vulnerable group:
System wide approach, Inclusive Pedagogy & Practices
Level of Education:
Early Childhood Education
Type of Resources:
Research & Policy Papers
All, Africa, Arab States, Asia & the Pacific, Europe & North America, Latin America & the Caribbean
Language of Publication:
English, Spanish