A new report for the Early Childhood Workforce Initiative has recently been published by Results for Development: Supporting the Early Childhood Workforce at Scale: Preschool Education in Ukraine.
This is part of a series of studies to understand the experiences and challenges faced by those in particular roles within early childhood education. Ukraine is focusing on improving the quality and inclusivity of ECD provision, bringing attention to the challenges faced by the ECD workforce.
The study looks at issues such as:
- the training of ECD educators and the dominance of theoretical rather than practical training;
- a mismatch between parents’ expectations and ECD educators’ capacity;
- the challenge of recruiting qualified ECD educators;
- the need for more ongoing and peer learning for ECD educators.