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Childcare enrolment among 0‐2 year‐olds includes enrolment in formal arrangements such as childcare centres, registered child minders, as well as care provided by someone who is not a family member. Enrolment rates for 3‐5‐year‐olds refer to those enrolled in formal pre‐school services, and in some countries for 4‐ and 5‐yearolds in primary schools. Data on childcare participation of the 0‐2 yearolds comes from various sources, limiting comparability, including OECD Babies and Bosses reviews, the OECD Education database, the Eurydice database, NOSOSCO reviews and National Statistical Offices. Enrolment for 3‐5‐year‐olds is presented using data of the OECD Education database. This information is based upon actual numbers of students participating in formal pre‐school programmes and a percentage is calculated by using population data as a denominator.

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2009-05-01

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