Romania has made important progress over the past years in delivering some early childhood development (ECD) policies and in supporting families with young children. Government commitment enforce for early childhood education and care (ECEC) was enacted in 2020 when ECEC was included in the National Defence Strategy (2020-2024). This broad legislation codifies and operationalises prior laws including, but not limited to, compulsory preschool. Another interesting development to be noted in 2020 is the amendment of the Tax Code allowing special credits for those companies that pay ECEC services for their employees up to 300 euros per month.
The information provided in this Country Profile reflects the situation at the end of May 2021. Country profiles look at key indicators across all the countries involved in the campaign and identify gaps in national data and evidence on early childhood.