Department of Early Childhood Education and Care

The Department of Early Childhood Education and Care has overall responsibility for the kindergarten sector. The Department helps political leaders to formulate and implement national policies on kindergartens, by helping to prepare the national budget, collecting statistics and sharing its knowledge of the sector.

This work also includes managing legislation and developing policy tools related to the activities and quality of the kindergarten sector.

Together with the Department of Education and Training, the Kindergarten Department manages the Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training and acts as the secretariat for the National Parents’ Committee for Kindergartens (FUB).

The department is headed by a Director General.