Benchmarks for Early Childhood Services in OECD Countries

Innocenti Working Papers 2008-02

Benchmarks for Early Childhood Services in OECD Countries
  • Format
  • Author(s)
    • Bennett, John;
  • Date of Publication
    • 2008
  • Pages
    • 105
  • IRC Stock Number
    • 471U
  • Publication Cost
    • free
  • Language
    • English


The Innocenti Report Card 8 presents ten benchmarks for early childhood services. It represents a bold first step towards the ultimate goal of improving the lives of young children by enabling international comparisons to be made in the early childhood field, thereby encouraging countries to learn from each other’s experiences. The current paper provides some critical reflections on the challenges involved in establishing the principle of standard-setting in the early childhood field and suggests factors that should command our attention as the principle - as is hoped - becomes established and the process of standard-setting matures.


Thematic area

Early Childhood   / 


child care   /  child care services   /  early childhood   /  early childhood development   /  early childhood education   /  right to care and protection   /  right to child care services   /  right to education   /