Proposal for key principles of a Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care is the report of the Working Group on Early Childhood Education and Care under the auspices of the European Commission. The proposed Quality framework identifies 5 key components of a qualitative system:
1. access to early childhood education and care,
2. training and working conditions of staff in charge of early childhood education and care,
3. definition of appropriate curricula and governance,
5. monitoring and evaluation of systems.
Based on this report, the European Council adopted on 22 May 2019 the Council Recommendation on High-Quality Early Childhood Education and Care Systems. This Council Recommendation aims to support Member States in their efforts to improve access to and quality of their early childhood education and care systems