Ever since its establishment, the Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP) has been striving to promote a holistic approach to education and training, spotlighting the undisputed role of lifelong learning in improving individual and societal conditions. A holistic approach to all education sectors is a necessary – yet not sufficient – prerequisite towards a society that privileges human connections, well-being and organic development over economic growth. Early childhood education and care (ECEC) is no exception: this statement defines how this approach should inform ECEC policies in Europe and beyond, and exemplifies LLLP’s position in the sector. Throughout this document, we will advocate for both an evidence-based and a value-based approach to ECEC, in line with LLLP’s vision and mission.
Statement – Children as first lifelong learners
News - 30th October 2023