Early childhood education

Our work is focused on enabling access to quality inclusive preschool education that provides meaningful learning opportunities to all children.

Children play in kindergarten
UNICEF Serbia/2017/Pancic

UNICEF, together with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, public institutions and the academic community, works to raise awareness on the importance of preschool education, build a strong system and to provide equal access for all children, focusing especially on the inclusion of children from vulnerable groups.

Development and adoption of the For Every Child – New Preschool Curriculum Framework, ensures continuity of learning from the preschool to primary school.

Children play in kindergarten
UNICEF Serbia/2013/Pirozzi

Our work is focused on enabling access to quality inclusive preschool education that provides meaningful learning opportunities for all children.

We work to improve the overall quality of preschool education, including the curriculum framework, knowledge and professional skills of preschool teachers, parents and other stakeholders, the data collection and management system, and quality standards of preschool institutions for the benefit of children and families.

Children playing in kindergarten
UNICEF Serbia/2019/Pancic

Over 2,000 children enrolled into preschool education for the first time.