The goals of the Swedish pre-school curriculum specify the direction of education, the quality of the development expected in that education, and how it contributes to each child’s development and learning. To improve quality in pre-schools, work needs to be carried out systematically and at different levels.
The focus of the Swedish contribution to the 2022 CIDREE Yearbook is on systematic quality work and how it can help to improve quality. The article includes descriptions of systematic quality work and chapter 2.6 of the pre-school curriculum, “Follow-up, evaluation and development” (Skolverket, 2019). It will also present the responsibilities of pre-school organisations, headteachers, pre-school teachers, and other staff in the systematic quality work. Furthermore, the text describes how some pre-school organisations put their systematic quality work into practice.