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PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION (ISCED 0)

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Definition:
Pre-primary education (ISCED 0) is defined as the initial stage of organised instruction, designed primarily to introduce very young children to a school-type environment, that is, to provide a bridge between home and a school-based atmosphere. ISCED level 0 programmes should be centre or school-based, be designed to meet the educational and developmental needs of children at least three years of age, and have staff that are adequately trained (i.e., qualified) to provide an educational programme for the children.

Source Publication:
Education at a Glance, OECD, Paris, 2002, Glossary.

Cross References:
International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED).

Statistical Theme: Education and training statistics

Created on Thursday, January 30, 2003

Last updated on Wednesday, February 12, 2003