Since the 1990s, Norwegian kindergartens have transformed from only being available to some children, to being something all children from the age of one have the right to. To achieve this, Norway introduced an initiative called the Kindergarten Promotion Reform.
Parallel with the extensive expansion of the country’s early education and care sector, awareness of the importance of having high quality early childhood education and care also increased. The issues no longer revolve around just having enough places. In 2017, Norway adopted a new Framework Plan for Kindergartens. The focus of this article is on the process of drafting this document and on the results of an evaluation of how the current framework plan has been implemented. The general finding of this is that the Framework Plan for Kindergartens in Norway is now a familiar and comprehensive document. The plan has gained broad support from the early childhood education care sector.