Contemporary Trends and Developments in Early
Childhood Education in China
Early childhood education in China has gone through a century-long development process and has made great progress in the past two decades. Contemporary early childhood education is becoming diverse in its forms and educational approaches, and is aligning itself with the increasingly open and diversified society. It is clear that early childhood education in China is strongly influenced by socio-cultural changes and reflects the hybrid of traditional, communist and western cultures. We should re-think about what happened in the past years and continue to promote the reform and development in early childhood education.