[Bulgaria] Vision for Early Childhood in Bulgaria Conference

22 Mar 2018
The National Network for Children

The National Network for Children reported that on the 15th of March the Vision for Early Childhood in Bulgaria conference was held. The conference was organized by The For Our Children Foundation and was held under the patronage of Maya Manolova and the participants were over 140 representatives of "national and local authorities, the academic community, international experts, professional and non-governmental organizations."
During the event the fact that investment in early childhood development is key to the future of Bulgaria, Europe and the international community as a whole was highlighted. In addition, the Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Policy, Rositsa Dimitrova, declared readiness to sign a concept of early childhood development, which is laid down in the National Program for Child Protection for 2018.
The results of a "Early Child Development in Bulgaria" research, which brings attention to the health, social and educational systems and their impact on childcare at an early age and their safety, were also presented during the event. It was declared that key recommendations made by the study to improve the performance of childcare systems will be prioritized by the end of March 2018 and will have a role in defining the objectives of the early childhood strategy.
Within the forum, the participants also held three discussions organized respectively by UNICEF Bulgaria, the Trust for Social Alternative and the National Network for Children. The topics discussed were "Healthcare for young children and their parents", "Pre-school education: early-age learning" and "The social system supporting young children and their families".
Additional and detailed information about the conference can be found (in Bulgaria) in the source article HERE.

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