About the database

ECEC-NB gathers quality-assured Scandinavian research on 0-6 year-old children in early childhood education and care. It is short for The Nordic Base of Early Childhood Education and Care. This database is e.g. for students, researchers, professionals within pedagogy and educational managers.

The database now contains all quality-approved studies from the period 2006-2020. The next time the database is updated is in 2023, for the period 2020-2021.

Quality-assured research

The research is peer-reviewed according to international standards based on the EPPI system (developed at the University of London) supplemented with additional criteria aimed at qualitative research. The task is carried out by the Knowledge Center for Education at the University of Stavanger in collaboration with a Scandinavian research panel.

From 2006-2012 and from 2015-2017 the Danish Clearinghouse for Educational Research (DCU) was responsible for the task, while it was handled by SFI in 2013-2014.

Comments & questions (GB)

The database is administered by the Danish Evaluation Institute.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have comments or questions concerning the database and its functions. You are welcome to contact can us at eva@eva.dk or call the Danish Evaluation Institute directly on + 45 35 55 01 01.

Nordic cooperation

The NB-ECEC database is the result of a collaboration between Denmark's Evaluation Institute (EVA) and the Norwegian Directorate of Education.

For the years 2006-2017, the Swedish Skolverket was a partner, just as the Norwegian Department of Education has previously been responsible for the Norwegian part of the funding.

Links to review of research and assesment

DCU and SFI's publications of research overview, assessments and perspectives from each year can be found below: