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ECEC, education, refugees

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Children’s right to play, leisure and education is threatened during and after emergency situations. Many young children living in refugee homes arrive in their host country after a dangerous journey, and potentially traumatic experiences. Life has...

Published in:
2022
Organization(s):
ISSA, UNICEF
Language:
German, Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, English
Contact:
Zorica Trikic, ztrikic@issa.nl

Parenting on the Move (PoM) has been developed to help parents create an environment of resilience, well-being, and education for kindergarten and school age children during situations of migration and refugeehood. PoM offers psychosocial support, education, and entertainment, as well as...

Published in:
2022
Organization(s):
Centre for Interactive Policy (CIP), Save the Children North West Balkans
Language:
Arabic, English, Farsi
Contact:
Milena Mihajlović (milena@cipcentar.org)

Under the initiative Preschool Online Learning Community, CIP-Center for Interactive Pedagogy partnered with...

Published in:
2022
Country:
Serbia
Language:
Serbian, English
Contact:
Milena Mihajlović (milena@cipcentar.org)

CIP-Center for Interactive Pedagogy partnered with UNICEF and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological...

Published in:
2022
Country:
Serbia
Language:
Albanian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Arabic, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, English, Farsi, Hungarian
Contact:
Milena Mihajlović (milena@cipcentar.org)
ECEC, education, transitions

The InTrans project ultimate goal is to ensure that all children and families — especially the most vulnerable — benefit from warm and inclusive transitional...

Published in:
2022
Organization(s):
VBJK, Step by Step Centre for Quality in Education
Country:
Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Slovenia
Language:
English
Contact:
Katrien van Laere (katrien.van.laere@vbjk.be)
ECEC, education, transitions

The ultimate goal of the InTrans project is to ensure that all children and families — especially the most vulnerable — benefit from warm and inclusive...

Published in:
2022
Organization(s):
VBJK, Step by Step Centre for Quality in Education
Country:
Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Slovenia
Language:
English
Contact:
Katrien van Laere (katrien.van.laere@vbjk.be)
ECEC, education, transitions

The ultimate goal of the InTrans project is to ensure that all children and families — especially the most vulnerable — benefit from warm and inclusive...

Published in:
2022
Organization(s):
VBJK, Step by Step Centre for Quality in Education
Country:
Belgium, Finland, Italy, Slovenia
Language:
English
Contact:
Katrien van Laere (katrien.van.laere@vbjk.be)
ECEC, learning, social learning

This report explores how ‘core capacities’ – or cornerstones of more familiar concepts, such as life skills and competences – develop over the early part of the life course, and how they contribute to children’s personal well-being and development.

The project builds on the existing...

Published in:
2021
Organization(s):
The Learning for Well-being Foundation
Language:
English
Contact:
Shanti George (shanti.research@gmail.com)
ECEC, primary school, diversity, workforce

The Learning for Well-being Foundation, the European Council of Steiner Waldorf Education (ECSWE) and the Hungarian Waldorf Federation, in an Erasmus+ project collected stories from classrooms and schools across Europe demonstrating alternatives to the exam factory. Twenty inspiring practices...

Published in:
2021
Country:
European Union, Hungary
Language:
English
Contact:
Eva Izsak (eizsak@issa.nl)
education, Ukraine, displacement

The project "Let's Learn without Borders" was created by the Ukrainian Institute of Education Development (UIED) in response to the current crisis in Ukraine. Due to the Russian invasion, thousands of families with children have had to stay in shelters for a long time or move to neighboring...

Published in:
2022
Country:
Ukraine, Europe
Language:
Ukrainian
Contact:
Eva Izsak (eizsak@issa.nl)
education, Ukraine, displacement

Children’s education must go on! A new online platform is supporting families and children affected by the war in Ukraine to easily access distance learning.

The “Ukrainian Online Schedule” by the ...

Published in:
2022
Country:
Ukraine
Language:
Ukrainian, English
Contact:
Eva Izsak (eizsak@issa.nl)
early childhood development, refugees, diversity, European Union

This is the Toolbox of the Erasmus+ project Multilingual early childhood education and care for young refugee children. In this project (2016-2019) the consortium made an inventory of the existing services, activities and programmes for young children from refugee and asylum-seeking families in...

Published in:
2020
Country:
European Union
Language:
English
Contact:
Eva Izsak (eizsak@issa.nl)
early childhood services, diversity, workforce, European Union

With the aim to support ECEC settings, leaders and professionals to identify and overcome these challenges, the Diversity+ project has launched the Diversity+ Charter: a...

Published in:
2022
Country:
European Union
Language:
Slovak, Dutch, Czech, English, Italian
Contact:
Zorica Trikic, ztrikic@issa.nl
health, gender, fathers, early childhood development

PARENT manual provides insights and guidelines to engage men in nurturing care and transformations. It tackles the issue by reaching out and involving frontline workers from sectors such as health and social service as well as new fathers or fathers to be. 

The manual addresses engaging...

Published in:
2022
Country:
Portugal
Language:
Portuguese, English
Contact:
Tatiana Moura, t.moura@promundoglobal.org
early childhood care and education, workforce, healthcare, social protection, Bulgaria

The topic of people working directly with children and families in the health, education and social work stands out when looking for sustainable solutions to challenges faced in early childhood care and education. This topic is even more important in Bulgaria given the...

Published in:
2021
Organization(s):
For Our Children Foundation
Country:
Bulgaria
Language:
Bulgarian, English
Contact:
Dimitar Ivanchev, d.ivanchev@detebg.org
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Armenia, ECEC, health, play, pre-school, professional development, reading to children, thematic approach

The materials aim to develop preventive skills of hygiene, behaviors of healthy lifestyle and awareness raising regarding COVID-19 for early childhood educators. The goal is to establish healthy lifestyle routines through age-appropriate thematic studies that can be incorporated in play time and...

Published in:
2020
Organization(s):
Step by step Benevolent Foundation, Armenia; UNICEF
Country:
Armenia
Language:
Armenian
Contact:
Marine Mkrtchyan, Ashkhen Gyurjyan
learning, family, professional development, primary school, parenting support, Malta

This presentation shows how one early childhood educator managed to cope with the new method of teaching – online learning with Year 2 students. She explains how to make online learning a meaningful journey for her young students and their parents. It served as an example of good practice to...

Published in:
2020
Organization(s):
Early Childhood Development Association (ECDAM)
Country:
Malta
Language:
English
Contact:
Chantelle Xuereb
outreach programs, health, family, non-formal education, parenting support, ECEC, Bulgaria, early childhood services, early childhood development, vulnerable groups

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...

Organization(s):
Trust for Social Achievement, Worldwide Orphans – Bulgaria (providing the emergency kits) Network of implementing NGOs at local level – “Znanie”-Lovech, Club of NGOs-Turgovishte, Health and Social Development Foundation – Sofia, New Road Assn.- Hayredin
Country:
Bulgaria
Language:
Bulgarian
Contact:
Linka Toneva, ltoneva@tsa-bulgaria.org
Greece, early childhood development, early childhood services, family, parenting support, pre-school, refugee children

Baytna Hubs is an initiative between Refugee Trauma Initiative (RTI) and Help Refugees, supported by Open Society Foundation, to scale up a specialist Early Childhood Development (ECD), called Baytna, which has been developed within the context of the Greek refugee crisis.

The Baytna...

Published in:
2020
Organization(s):
RTI, Perichoresis, Elix, Athens Comic Library, Irida Women’s Centre, Open Cultural Centre
Country:
Greece
Language:
English
Contact:
Evelyn Wilcox
family, Roma, parenting support, primary school, Serbia

Responding to the COVID-19 crisis in Serbia, the Group for Children and Youth INDIGO, developed a noteworthy practice aiming at providing on-line learning support to Roma children enrolled in grades I to IV at the “Sreten Mladenovic Mika” Primary School. The learning support is provided three...

Organization(s):
Group for children and youth INDIGO, “Sreten Mladenovic Mika” Primary School, Nis, Serbia
Country:
Serbia
Language:
Serbian
Contact:
Tamara Simonovic, indigo@indigo.org.rs
Ukraine, the Netherlands, children with disabilities, early childhood development

The intervention “Building of an Early Childhood Intervention system in Ukraine” is based on the strategy that was developed for building four good ECI practices in four pilot regions and combines lobbying and advocacy at the regional and national level. The experience gained during the four...

Organization(s):
Stichting SOFT tulip, National Association of People with Disabilities of Ukraine, Charitable Foundation Early Intervention Center of Kharkiv, Dzherelo Day Care and Rehabilitation Center of Lviv, Path of Life Center for Complex Rehabilitation of Uzhgorod
Country:
the Netherlands
Language:
Ukrainian
Contact:
Eric Bloemkolk, eric.bloemkolk@softtulip.nl
Italy, family, health, housing, learning, parenting support, reading to children, Roma

During the COVID-19 pandemic, food deprivation of households with young children has emerged as a priority among priorities.

Associazione 21 luglio applied the following method:

1) selecting five formal monoethnic settlements of special emergency housing;
2) carrying...

Organization(s):
Associazione 21 luglio; many individuals, organizations and institutions collaborated to implement all the activities in this systemic approach
Country:
Italy
Language:
Italian, Roma
Contact:
Francesca Petrucci, educazione@21luglio.org
Macedonia, family, health, outreach programs, parenting support, Roma

We used the method of “Social accountability and Legal Empowerment", with the to empower the Roma community, to learn their rights in the Social and Health domains. In Macedonia, Governmental prevention programs for reproductive and child health are offered. In those programs, it is also...

Organization(s):
NGO "KHAM" Delcevo, main donor is Open Society Foundation, partners are local governments and health centres from three municipalities
Country:
Macedonia
Language:
Macedonian
Contact:
Zoran Bikovski, z_bikovski@yahoo.com
learning, professional development, Malta

An Early Childhood Educator shows how one can video tape themselves and then create a YouTube video which students can watch at home at their convenience. The practice has helped other educators who were unable to use platforms like Zoom and still wanted to create a video of themselves teaching...

Organization(s):
Early Childhood Development Association Malta (ECDAM)
Country:
Malta
Language:
English
Contact:
Juanita Sultana
Bulgaria, early childhood development, family, food, parenting support, Roma, services for children, vulnerable groups

Our social services are providing food material support to children and their families who have been affected by the global pandemic and its mitigation measures. Such an event, like the pandemic, may disrupt parenting practices and family routines and thus affect child health and development. By...

Organization(s):
For Our Children Foundation, Bulgarian Food Bank
Country:
Bulgaria
Language:
Bulgarian
Contact:
Desislava Ilieva
the Netherlands, early childhood development, early childhood services, ECEC, family, non-formal education, parenting support, services for children, vulnerable groups

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...

Published in:
2020
Organization(s):
ISSA
Country:
the Netherlands
Language:
English
Contact:
Eva Izsak, eizsak@issa.nl
Slovenia, early childhood development, family, learning, parenting support, playful parenting

With the project “ZAMISLICE” (CHILDEAS – Tiny Little Thoughts), ISSA member from Slovenia, Mala Ulica  wished to acquaint all new parents with the importance of early interactions. They provided parents with a pendant that can also serve as a pram mobile – a small, but important gadget that...

Published in:
2017
Organization(s):
Association Mala ulica - Center for children and families in Ljubljana, Slovenia
Country:
Slovenia
Language:
Slovenian
Contact:
Eva Strmljan Kreslin, evaskreslin@malaulica.si
Belgium, children 0-3, early childhood development, ECEC, family, holistic approach, professional development

A number of childcare facilities (children under 3 years of age) of the City of Ghent incorporated sustainability and ‘green principles’ in their pedagogical vision and daily practice, engaging children, parents, community and the care team. Each of our childcare centers works...

Published in:
2017
Organization(s):
Child Care Unit, City of Ghent, Belgium
Country:
Belgium
Language:
Dutch
Contact:
Evelyne Pauwels, diko.pb@stad.gent
Georgia, ECEC, professional development

University based in-service training in early childhood education (ECE) is an in-service programme for early childhood educators accredited by Ilia State University. In this program educators of children three to six year are trained in evidence based contemporary ECE practice. Courses include...

Organization(s):
Center for Preschool and Inclusive Education, Ilia State University, Georgia
Country:
Georgia
Language:
English
Contact:
Khatuna Dolidze, khatuna.dolidze.1@iliauni.edu.ge
Georgia, inclusive classroom, inclusive practice, kindergarten, professional development

Supporting  Development of Early Inclusive Education in Tbilisi Kindergartens is a project aiming to support development of early childhood inclusive education: 1) by empowering mainstream kindergarten teachers and specialists working in kindergartens through modelling, practicing and sharing...

Organization(s):
Center for Preschool and Inclusive Education, Ilia State University, Georgia
Country:
Georgia
Language:
English
Contact:
Khatuna Dolidze, khatuna.dolidze.1@iliauni.edu.ge
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