MenTeach: The Council of European Union’s conclusions on early childhood education and care: providing all our children with the best start for the world of tomorrow:

8. Increasing the proportion of men in ECEC is important in order to change attitudes and show that not only women can provide education and care. Having role models of both sexes is positive for children and can help to break gender-stereotyped perceptions. A workplace composed of both sexes contributes to widening children’s experience and can also help to reduce gender segregation in the labour market.