A Review of the Literature: Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Personnel in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

A Review of the Literature: Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Personnel in Low- and Middle-Income Countries was commissioned to inform the development of a common survey instrument for the UNESCO pilot Survey of Teachers in Pre-Primary Education (STEPP) which will collect data on Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) personnel in selected low- and middle income countries (LMICs). The authors address three questions in this literature review:

  • What is the evidence on the relationship among personnel characteristics, the quality of ECCE services and child outcomes?
  • What are the training requirements, working conditions, setting characteristics of ECCE personnel in LMICs? What beliefs do these personnel hold?
  • What are the trends and main issues surrounding the above-mentioned characteristics and their implications for access and quality?