Quality Resource Pack

The culmination of many years of work in defining and promoting quality pedagogy, ISSA’s Quality Resource Pack proposes a practice-research-policy blended approach to quality, enabled by various tools that can be used with practitioners, pre- and in-service trainers, supervisors, parents and policy makers. 
The package is grounded in the ISSA’s Competent Educators for the 21st Century, a policy document that proposes ISSA’s Definition of Quality Pedagogy.

The Quality Resource Pack is a comprehensive set of tools, which aims to:

Date: 10-11-2018

NEWS - Malawi ECD Coalition joins forces with ISSA

For the first time in ISSA’s near twenty year’s history, we are joined by a coalition that operates from Africa.

Date: 05-10-2018

NEWS - Documentation Study on ISSA’s Work on Quality Improvement

A Systemic Approach to Quality in Early Childhood Services for children from 3 to 10 years of age.


A Systemic Approach to Quality in Early Childhood Services for children from 3 to 10 years of age

The power of early childhood education and care (ECEC) interventions in transforming the lives of very young children is highly dependent on the quality of the services provided. More recently, evidence has increased the focus on the value of process quality as determinant of the outcomes.

Date: 28-08-2018

NEWS - Comparative Study of 'Urban Spaces to Support Parents'

Around the world, an important movement in the development of Early Years services is the growing understanding of the holistic role a city plays in the life of children and their caregivers.

Date: 09-08-2018

NEWS - Artevelde is Sending out able Troopers into the ECD Field

One of Artevelde University students who was doing an internship in a childcare center, was addressed by a mother.

Date: 23-05-2018

NEWS - Nurturing Care Framework launched at World Health Assembly

The Resource Modules for Home Visitors: Supporting Families for Nurturing Care from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA are launched for the Nurturing Care Framework for Early Childhood Development.

Quality of Early Childhood Education Services

This report resulted from a consultancy carried out for UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia by Jan Peeters from VBJK, one of our members in Belgium. The report was commissioned based on the findings and recommendations of the 2014 Multi-Country Evaluation (MCE) on Increasing Access and Equity in Early Childhood Education carried out by UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia. The MCE covered all UNICEF activities related to advancing Early Learning and School Readiness (ELSR) efforts for children in the 3-6 year age group and covered the period 2005 to 2012.

Early Childhood Educators Change Lives

As an early childhood educator, you are one of the child's most important guides into his/her surrounding world, spending hours and hours daily in direct interactions with young children. As research has shown:

Give Your Child the Best Start in Life

As parent, you are your child´s first educator. As your child moves from home to an early education facility, building a relationship with the educators becomes important for your child´s well being. Therefore, ISSA supports parents in identifying a quality early childhood environment that should meet the following set of principles: