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Portugal, ECEC, professional development, holistic approach, teacher assistant, early childhood policy

In this report we present a description and reflection of the learning path carried out in Portugal, by the teams of Lisbon and Santarém. After a previous contextualization about the ECEC system in Portugal, we share information on the two institutions where the pilot studies took place (one...

Published in:
2020
Organization(s):
VBJK - Centre for Innovation in the Early Years, ERI - Educational Research Institute
Country:
Portugal
Language:
English
Denmark, ECEC, professional development, holistic approach, teacher assistant, early childhood policy

This report examines the question "How can professional development in learning laboratories enhance professional identity, a holistic perspective approach to education and care (educare) and collaboration among and between core and assisting practitioners within Danish ECEC settings?"

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Published in:
2020
Organization(s):
VBJK - Centre for Innovation in the Early Years, ERI - Educational Research Institute
Country:
Denmark
Language:
English
Belgium, ECEC, professional development, holistic approach, teacher assistant, early childhood policy

In this Belgian Pilot Report, conducted as part of the VALUE project, we examine how collaborative learning between ECEC core and assisting practitioners can be supported as part of sustainable CPD (Continuous Professional Development) path in the context of Flemish community of Belgium. 

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Published in:
2020
Organization(s):
VBJK - Centre for Innovation in the Early Years, ERI - Educational Research Institute
Country:
Belgium
Language:
English
Belgium, Denmark, Portugal, Slovenia, ECEC, professional development, holistic approach, teacher assistant, early childhood policy

The ambition of this roadmap is to inspire you, as a reader, to strengthen collaboration between assisting and core practitioners in ECEC. The underlying idea is that better collaboration strengthens individual practitioners and teams in addressing all aspects of children’s well-being,...

Published in:
2020
Organization(s):
VBJK - Centre for Innovation in the Early Years, ERI - Educational Research Institute, DPU – Danish school of Education, Aarhus University Aga Khan Foundation, ESE – IPSantarém, Erasmus University College, Karel de Grote University College
Country:
Belgium
Language:
Slovenian, Portuguese, Dutch, Danish, English
Belgium, Denmark, Portugal, Slovenia, ECEC, professional development, holistic approach, teacher assistant, early childhood policy

In this VALUE endline report, the following question is examined: How can continuous professional development (CPD) strengthen professional identity, holistic approaches to educational work (educare) and cooperation between core and assisting practitioners working within the field of Early...

Published in:
2020
Organization(s):
VBJK - Centre for Innovation in the Early Years, ERI - Educational Research Institute
Country:
Denmark
Language:
English
family, parenting support, health, ECEC, vulnerable groups, professional development, Portugal, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, early childhood development

The fourth and final International Learning Exchange Visit of the crossnational EU PINN Project, took place virtually on 2, 3 and 4 November 2020. Our goal for this learning exchange visit was to get a better understanding of the role maternity services and parenting support play in prevention ...

Published in:
2020
Language:
English
Greece, ECEC, learning, refugee children

The Toolkit aims to support the work of nursery teachers with young refugee children and their families. It consists the Guidebook with methodological and theoretical guidelines; Activity cards with examples of activities for children under 4 years of age organized in 3 clusters: Welcoming the...

Published in:
2020
Organization(s):
EADAP and ISSA
Language:
English, Greek
Contact:
Natacha Papaprocopiu, natachaapapap@gmail.com
Greece, early childhood development, learning, refugee children, kindergarten

A guidebook which aims to support and inform the work of kindergarten teachers engaged in kindergartens in refugee camps on the Aegean islands, but can also be of help in various kindergarten settings.The guidebook besides hints on how to support kindergarten teachers, addresses topics such as...

Published in:
2020
Organization(s):
ISSA, University of Patras and Refugee Trauma Initiative (RTI)
Language:
English, Greek
Contact:
Zorica Trikic, ztrikic@issa.nl
Georgia, early childhood development, family, parenting support, vulnerable groups, children with disabilities

During the lockdown, the Child Development Institute at Ilia State University continued its activities by providing services at the distance. All distance interventions included parents or other family members. In order to support their work at home, specialists were designing tailored...

Published in:
2020
Organization(s):
Child Development Institute, Ilia State University
Country:
Georgia
Language:
Georgian
Contact:
Khatuna Dolidze, khatuna.dolidze.1@iliauni.edu.ge
Georgia, early childhood development, family, parenting support, vulnerable groups, children with disabilities

During the lockdown, the Child Development Institute at Ilia State University continued its activities by providing services at the distance. All distance interventions included parents or other family members. In order to support their work at home, specialists were designing tailored...

Published in:
2020
Organization(s):
Child Development Institute, Ilia State University
Country:
Georgia
Language:
Georgian
Contact:
Khatuna Dolidze, khatuna.dolidze.1@iliauni.edu.ge
Georgia, early childhood development, family, parenting support, vulnerable groups, children with disabilities

During the lockdown, the Child Development Institute at Ilia State University continued its activities by providing services at the distance. All distance interventions included parents or other family members. In order to support their work at home, specialists were designing tailored...

Published in:
2020
Organization(s):
Child Development Institute, Ilia State University
Country:
Georgia
Language:
Georgian
Contact:
Khatuna Dolidze, khatuna.dolidze.1@iliauni.edu.ge
Georgia, early childhood development, family, parenting support, vulnerable groups, children with disabilities

During the lockdown, the Child Development Institute at Ilia State University continued its activities by providing services at the distance. All distance interventions included parents or other family members. In order to support their work at home, specialists were designing tailored...

Published in:
2020
Organization(s):
Child Development Institute, Ilia State University
Country:
Georgia
Language:
Georgian
Contact:
Khatuna Dolidze, khatuna.dolidze.1@iliauni.edu.ge
Georgia, early childhood development, family, parenting support, vulnerable groups, children with disabilities

During the lockdown, the Child Development Institute at Ilia State University continued its activities by providing services at the distance. All distance interventions included parents or other family members. In order to support their work at home, specialists were designing tailored...

Published in:
2020
Organization(s):
Child Development Institute, Ilia State University
Country:
Georgia
Language:
Georgian
Contact:
Khatuna Dolidze, khatuna.dolidze.1@iliauni.edu.ge
Georgia, early childhood development, family, parenting support, vulnerable groups, children with disabilities

During the lockdown, the Child Development Institute at Ilia State University continued its activities by providing services at the distance. All distance interventions included parents or other family members. In order to support their work at home, specialists were designing tailored...

Published in:
2020
Organization(s):
Child Development Institute, Ilia State University
Country:
Georgia
Language:
Georgian
Contact:
Khatuna Dolidze, khatuna.dolidze.1@iliauni.edu.ge
Georgia, early childhood development, family, parenting support, vulnerable groups, children with disabilities

During the lockdown, the Child Development Institute at Ilia State University continued its activities by providing services at the distance. All distance interventions included parents or other family members. In order to support their work at home, specialists were designing tailored...

Published in:
2020
Organization(s):
Child Development Institute, Ilia State University
Country:
Georgia
Language:
Georgian
Contact:
Khatuna Dolidze, khatuna.dolidze.1@iliauni.edu.ge
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Ukraine, children with disabilities, family, inclusive classroom, inclusive practice, pre-school, professional development, services for children

Inclusive Resource Centers (IRC) in five sites in four regions were developed under the programme supported  by USAID. Their main purpose is to provide complex inter-sectorial support to children with special needs, their parents and teachers working with these children in pre-school and primary...

Organization(s):
Ukrainian Step by Step Foundation
Country:
Ukraine
Language:
English
Contact:
Natalia Sofiy, nsofiy@gmail.com
Kazakhstan, ECEC, family, pre-school, primary school, quality education, quality pedagogy

The Growing Together project consisted of three parts: improving preschool education practices by using the ISSA Principles of Quality Pedagogy and parent and community involvement; building community and  partnerships at the primary school level, and parental education. The project's results...

Organization(s):
Community Foundation Step by Step
Country:
Kazakhstan
Language:
English
Contact:
Dina Aidzhanova, daidzhan@mail.ru
Kazakhstan, professional development, quality pedagogy

Inclusion of a course on the ISSA Principles of Quality Pedagogy for fourth year students at the Kazakh Women's University in Almaty, and three methodological training centres in Kysyforda, Zhambul, and Semey regions with co-financing. 


Organization(s):
Community Foundation Step by Step
Country:
Kazakhstan
Language:
English
Contact:
Dina Aidzhanova, daidzhan@mail.ru
Kazakhstan, early childhood development, family, parenting support

Family Resource Centres were established in Kyzyforda, Zhambul and Semey in Kazakhstan to assist families whose children were not attending preschool (typically poor families). The centers welcomed children and families to prepare them for primary school. The parents received information on...

Organization(s):
Community Foundation Step by Step
Country:
Kazakhstan
Language:
English
Contact:
Dina Aidzhanova, daidzhan@mail.ru
the Netherlands, Ukraine, children with disabilities, early childhood development

Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) services started to develop in Ukraine as an initiative of NGO organizations in 2000. During the last years, ECI has been actively developing in several Ukrainian regions. A Consortium of Ukrainian and international organizations started in 2008 lobbying for...

Organization(s):
SOFT Tulip Foundation
Country:
the Netherlands
Language:
English
Contact:
Eric Bloemkolk, eric.bloemkolk@softtulip.nl
Serbia, early childhood development, quality integrated services

Novi Sad Intersectorial Network for Children (NSMEDE) is a local inter-sectorial network aiming to provide a strategic and systematic framework for improving the position of children in Novi Sad. Through the establishment of a flexible model of inter-sectorial cooperation among actors at the...

Organization(s):
Know How Centre
Country:
Serbia
Language:
English
Contact:
Tatjana Lazor Obradović, tatjana.lazor@gmail.com
Serbia, early childhood development, family, outreach programs, parenting support, pre-school, professional development, Roma, social inclusion

The practice Supporting the early development of children in informal Roma settlements aims to improve the social inclusion of children aged birth to six and their families. The Know How Centre organizes activities aimed at enriching Roma parents' skills living in settlements to provide quality...

Organization(s):
Know How Centre
Country:
Serbia
Language:
English
Contact:
Milenka Matic, cpzvns@gmail.com
Czech republic, kindergarten, primary school, professional development

The Learning Together project has created a network of 15 Centres for Peer Support, which provide a platform for mutual learning across institutions. This platform provides peer support across eight kindergartens and eight primary schools to help improve the competences of teachers, create...

Organization(s):
Step by Step
Country:
Czech Republic
Language:
English
Contact:
Jana Schierlová, jana.schierlova@sbscr.cz
Albania, Kosovo, family, parenting support, pre-school, school mediators, services for children, vulnerable groups

The Learning Centers Network initiated by Balkan Sunflowers connects 40 Learning Centers managed by different NGOs in Albania. These centers include preschool services, curriculum support, literacy and science programs, and an education mediator targeting the most vulnerable children and their...

Organization(s):
Balkan Sunflowers
Country:
Kosovo
Language:
English
Contact:
Muhamet Arifi, muhamet_arifi@balkansunflowers.org
the Netherlands, early childhood development, ECEC, social-emotional learning, sustainable development goals

Aflatot: Early childhood education for sustainable development. This study took place in the following countries: Albania, Serbia, Slovakia, Kenya, Zambia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Honduras, India and the Philippines to document the effects of the Aflatot programs on social emotional outcomes for young...

Organization(s):
Aflatoun International
Country:
the Netherlands
Language:
English
Contact:
Tetiana van Waveren-Valkova, tetiana@aflatoun.org
the Netherlands, early childhood development, TOY for inclusion, intergenerational, learning, services for children

The purpose of the Together Old and Young (TOY) Programme is to promote intergenerational learning and to create new possibilities for older adults and young children to learn together and benefit from each others’ company. People are living longer but older adults and young children are having...

Organization(s):
International Child Development Initiatives ICDI
Country:
the Netherlands
Language:
English
Contact:
Margaret Kernan, margaret@icdi.nl
Slovakia, early childhood policy, early childhood services, Roma

A functioning model for multi-stakeholders collaboration at municipality level to work with Romani communities is developed to improve the responsiveness and accountability of local authorities, particularly elected and senior civil servants towards marginalized Roma communities and to build the...

Organization(s):
Wide Open School
Country:
Slovakia
Language:
English
Contact:
Miroslav Sklenka, miroslav.sklenka@gmail.com
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