Policy Frameworks for Early Childhood Education and Care

National Standards for Early Childhood Education and Care Services (0-3 years)

The Ministry for Education (MFED) considers the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC), as the most important time in the life of children, a period which directly impacts on how a child approaches future learning and social-emotional challenges.  MFED has signalled ECEC as one of the priorities and drivers in its ongoing efforts to achieve the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). After a thorough consultation with all major stakeholders, the Ministry has launched the new national standards, Early Childhood Education and Care Services (0-3 Years) in October 2021. These standards are intended to apply equally to childcare ECEC services operating both in the public and private sectors.

Early Childhood Education and Care (0-7) National Policy Framework for Malta and Gozo

In October 2021, the Ministry for Education (MFED) published the Early Childhood Education and Care (0-7) National Policy Framework for Malta and Gozo. This document identifies five primary goals in achieving the national vision in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) where the focus is for young children’s development to be maximised.

You may view the policy documents by clicking on the following link:

The National Standards for Early Childhood and Care Policy is launched – The Office of the Permanent Secetary (newsbreak.edu.mt)

Online Sessions for Parents/Guardians – Early Language Development

The Language Policy in Education Unit within the National Literacy Agency, in collaboration with the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta will be organising a series of online sessions on early language development. These sessions are intended for parents and guardians of children aged 0-5 and will be held in Maltese. The sessions, led by Dr. Daniela Gatt, will be held online, once a week from 15:30 to 17:00. The schedule is as follows:

Participants are to fill in the online form to book the sessions by clicking on this link:
https://forms.office.com/r/PKs5yVjKCa. An invitation to attend these sessions will be sent the day before each session. For further information please send an email to Dr. Lara Ann Vella on lara.ann.vella@ilearn.edu.mt or call on 25982130.