Childhood - Education
From birth to his/her entry into professional life, a child, and then the young adult, passes through a variety of establishments where he/she needs to be looked after and supported in the best possible conditions.
At each of these stages, various public and private actors intervene, and it is essential that they coordinate their efforts as best they can in order to provide a service of high quality.
In many countries, the state plays a central role in primary, secondary and even higher education. Local authorities nevertheless remain important actors insofar as they are responsible in part for the conditions in which pupils are received (buildings, catering, transport, supervision in certain cases).
In addition, prior to schooling, the public facilities available for looking after young children are often the exclusive preserve of the local authorities (kindergarden, etc.).