ISSA Connects for Learning: How can we support meaningful interactions in early childhood education and care?
Event date: 
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 10:30
Event end date: 
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 12:30
Registration before: 
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 10:15
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ISSA Connects for Learning is bringing you another opportunity to come together with peers! Come learn with us, 2 - 4 November 2021.

The ISSA community will host three professional development sessions to stimulate learning and sharing within our Network. Join us for interactive sessions this November, all free of charge. Click here for an overview of the three sessions.

2 November 2021 | 10:30 - 12:30 CET
How can we support meaningful interactions in early childhood education and care?
Reflections on findings from the OECD publication “Starting Strong VI” and opportunities for advocacy.

In June this year, in an online event co-hosted with ISSA and the Bernard van Leer Foundation, the OECD launched its Sixth Starting Strong: “Supporting meaningful interactions in early childhood education and care (ECEC)”. Children’s learning, development and well-being are directly influenced by their daily interactions with other children, adults, their families and the environment. This interactive process is known as “process quality”, and leads to a key question: Which policies set the best conditions for children to experience high-quality interactions in ECEC settings?

Join us as we reflect on findings from this latest edition of the OECD Starting Strong project. The speakers will engage with ISSA members and other participants by looking at five main policy levers and their effect on process quality, focusing particularly on curriculum and pedagogy, and workforce development. Together we will explore how we can effectively use these findings in our advocacy work.


Henriette Heimgaertner, ISSA Board President and Co-founder of the Berlin Early Childhood Institute for Quality Development, Germany
Prof. Dr. Michel Vandenbroeck, Head of the Department of Social Work and Social Pedagogy, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium

Facilitator: Liana Ghent, Executive Director of ISSA


You must sign in with your Zoom account to register for the sessions. Tickets are limited for each session, so register soon!