OMEP-Policy Forum: Financing Early Childhood Care and Education—Justice for Early Childhood
In September 2015, 193 nation states made a commitment to eradicate poverty, address climate change and build peaceful and inclusive societies by 2030. Governments began to implement the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), integrated within Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (United Nations 2015). SDG 4 proposes: Ensure an inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all (p. 21). To make this commitment possible, specific targets have been identified. Target 4.2 states that by 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education. To this end, nation states must comply with implementation strategiesthat include, for example, the creation of learning environments, building and adapting facilities that respond to the needs of children which are safe, non-violent, inclusive and...
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