TOY to Share, Play to Care: Impact Evaluation and Policy Recommendations Executive Summary



TOY to Share, Play to Care is a two-year project (January 2019 – January 2021) that builds on previous work undertaken by International Child Development Initiatives (ICDI), a Netherlands-based non-governmental organization.

‘Walk the Talk’ in Times of Crisis. Noteworthy Practices from the Early Childhood Field



The COVID-19 pandemic and its mitigation measures have created an extra burden for grass-roots organizations and the communities they serve. Although ensuring sustainability of their programmatic work and finding innovative ways to meet the diverse needs of the families and children, especially of those living in vulnerable and adverse contexts, have always been at the core of their everyday work, the shock caused by COVID-19 is unprecedented in terms of speed, scope, and intensity.

Distribution of emergency educational kits for children in remote locations, enrolled in our alternative access to quality early education services, which were interrupted due to the pandemic



The Trust for Social Achievement Foundation – Bulgaria has been engaged since the onset of the pandemic in Bulgaria in searching for appropriate mechanisms to support the learning process for disadvantaged children, particularly those who face challenges to participate in the online distance learning, as well as those in remote or underserved locations for whom early learning and care programs were interrupted.

We have partnered with several business and with our network of partners from the local communities to provide equipment (laptops, PCs) for children in need. 

Date: 03-06-2019

TOY for Inclusion training inspires coordinators of new Play Hubs

Eight candidates to be Play Hubs coordinator attended a three-day training in Croatia. “I felt understood; people accepted me as I am,” said trainee Tatiana Pastorekova.

Date: 07-03-2019

NEWS - Differences Vanish in Inclusive Children's Play Hubs

Offering children a safe and inspiring place to play and learn. It is the main thought behind TOY for Inclusion, an initiative with now eight indoor playgrounds in seven European countries.* 

TOY for Inclusion Toolkit: A step-by-step guide to creating inclusive Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Play Hubs for all generations



TOY for Inclusion Toolkit: A step-by-step guide to creating inclusive Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Play Hubs for all generations provides all the necessary conceptual and practical information to enable trainers and practitioners from different sectors to set-up and run non-segregate

The Nest Center: a Home Away from Home



The Nest Center is an open, close-to-home type of center, where a stable, fixed group of 30 to 60 children aged 7-16 from multi-problem families spend time before and/or after school, and in weekends and holidays.

ECD-QUAT: Quality Assessment Tool for Early childhood Development Services for Young Children



Ensuring quality in early years services is essential for young children's well-being and healthy development.

Aflatoun Non Formal Education (social and financial education)



The Aflatoun Manual for Non Formal Education is developed for all children who happen to be learning in a non-formal environment.