An Equal Start? Book launch on 19 February 2014

21 January 2014

Findings from an international comparison of the provision of early education and care will be presented at the launch of a new book at the LSE on Wednesday 19 February.

An Equal Start? Providing Quality Early Education and Care for Disadvantaged Children presents the findings from a research project funded by the Nuffield Foundation and led by Dr Kitty Stewart at the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) at the LSE. 

The book examines how the UK and seven other OECD countries manage the provision of early education and care, and focuses in particular on the way that funding and regulation mechanisms operate to ensure that disadvantaged children access high quality provision. The study looks at countries where the private and voluntary sectors are involved in delivery of early education and care and asks whether experience elsewhere offers potential lessons for the UK. The countries included are: Australia, France, Germany, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, and the US. 

Launch of An Equal Start? Providing Quality Early Education and Care for Disadvantaged Children. Published by Policy Press

Wednesday 19 February 2014

4.30pm - 6.30pm followed by an informal reception

Chair: Howard Glennerster, Emeritus Professor, LSE

Presentations from the book's editors Ludovica Gambaro and Kitty Stewart

Discussants: Vidhya Alakeson, Resolution Foundation and Leon Feinstein, Early Intervention Foundation

To attend this event, book a place via the CASE website >>