The key areas in my opinion are:
-Support children to reach their full potential and enhance children's well being, particularly in relation to children who are disadvantage.
-EC services can act as a community focus for young families by fostering a sense of belonging and providing a framework for social inclusion across class and cultural boundaries among all services users.
-EC services support families, particularly women to participate in the workforce which in turn, reduces social exclusion, unemployment, social isolation and poverty,
-Support equity of access to services, particularly for women and children from disadvantage groups and particularly for those with a disability.
Hope that helps,