Consideration of the future of educational services for early childhood implies confronting the challenges of promoting innovation and educational quality. Over forty years from the issuance of the law 1044 of 1971 establishing nurseries conceived of as “a social service of public interest”, which ingredients can be considered essential to promote the quality of educational services for children aged zero to six years? This subject seems crucial at this stage in which the conjunction between the containment of public expenditure and the need to provide nursing services to enable parents to be active in the labor market is likely to go to the expense of the services quality promotion. Based on these ideas, the session aims to address three main questions:
– What does it mean to set a quality educational service for young children today?
– In which way the regulatory provisions governing the quality of educational services for early childhood have changed, even with respect to the dissemination of “innovative” and/or contracted services?
– Which scenarios are likely to be opened with respect to quality for the reform of educational services for children aged 0 to 6?
Emmanuele Pavolini, OCIS and Università degli Studi di Macerata
– Fabiola Casarini, Scientific Director of Centro di apprendimento e ricerca TICE
– Margarita León, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
– Claudia Giudici, President of Reggio Children
– Francesca Puglisi, Senator of the Italian Republic and member of the Parliamentary Commission on Children and Youth
– Nice Terzi, Childhood and Infant Schools Group