Romania lacked a shared policy document able to regulate ECD services or to guide families in tems of key competencies to be developed in this fundamental life-cycle.
Due to lack of cohesion and performance, the impact of the different child development services was inconsistent and difficult to monitor. The main goal of the development of ELDS is to confer a common reference framework for all early childhood development services (health, protection, and education), and to approach the child from the same integrated perspective. Early Learning Development Standards reflect a certain perspective about the child and its development.
The adoption of these standards will ensure the improvement of services for young children and their progress.