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The Early Advantage: Country Briefs

This set of country case studies accompanies The Early Advantage, a groundbreaking study led by Sharon Lynn Kagan on early childhood education and care systems around the world.

As educators and policymakers around the globe grapple with how to best serve their youngest learners, a few systems are taking the lead. A new, groundbreaking study, The Early Advantage, finds that Australia, England, Finland, Hong Kong, the Republic of Korea and Singapore are pioneering new but remarkably different visions for early childhood education and care (ECEC).

In this two volume series, world-renowned early childhood researcher Sharon Lynn Kagan and her team of international experts examined the innovative approaches to early childhood policy, practice, and service delivery in these leading systems.

This suite of country briefs accompanies the full report to give researches and policymakers a closer look at the policies and practices of each jurisdiction.