ISSA is delighted to welcome three new members to our network. Over the last couple of month we have successfully processed applications from
Experts and advocates for child’s rights, early childhood development, and Roma inclusion met in Leiden on October 27 to support the growth of REYN-Romani Early Years Network. Building on the network’s experience in providing professional development opportunities to practitioners working with Romani and Traveller children and their families, REYN opened its strategy design for participation to partners outside of the network. In the discussions about the challenges Roma and Travellers are facing in early inclusion, discrimination was top of the agenda.
Representatives of ISSA Member Association 21 July, Dzemila Salkanovic and Francesca Colombo share their reflections what it meant and how it felt to be involved in ISSA Conference 2016.
Over 300 professionals and experts gathered in Vilnius, Lithuania between 11 and 13 October 2016 to discuss future pathways in the field of Early Childhood Development (ECD).
Last year, 2015, was an outstanding year for ISSA: new members, a new strategic framework for growth until 2018, Peer Learning Activities - which produced dynamic learning and cooperation among members, and a growing portfolio of programmatic initiatives.
At ISSA we assert ourselves to be “A learning community powered by its members” and having just concluded our latest Membership Survey we can see this to be very much the case.
Combatting segregation of young Romani children and enhancing social cohesion of local communities are the core principles of TOY for Inclusion project, implementation of which starts in the beginning of 2017. Toy libraries and intergenerational learning in early education are the key concepts the project employs.
Roma empowerment and support for early childhood inclusion were the core topics during the roundtable meeting in Brussels hosted by ISSA and Bernard van Leer Foundation. The event brought together implementing organizations, leading European foundations and representatives of the European Commission concerned with Roma inclusion and was aimed at discussing policy recommendations for EU institutions, donors and governments to better support the inclusion of young Romani children and their families.
A new global initiative co-hosted by ISSA and Results for Development Institute (R4D) is now online. Both organisations are very happy to share this new online platform which promotes knowledge and information on the Early Childhood workforce. The website is meant for those who work for and with professionals and children under eight years old and their families and aims to be used as:
ISSA is proud to announce that four organizations have joined our association as new members. They are welcome additions to the ISSA community of early childhood experts and we look forward to working with them to deliver high quality early years services equitably.