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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
Georgia, early childhood development, family, parenting support, vulnerable groups, children with disabilities, play, playful parenting

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
Bulgaria, early childhood services, family, parenting support, vulnerable groups

The COVID crisis and its effect has put families with children under a lot of stress. This is especially true for those families that were already experiencing difficulties or were at risk.

In this new and turbulent situation, we as service providers are aware that the pressure can...

Published in:
2020
Organization(s):
For Our Children Foundation
Language:
Bulgarian
Contact:
Dilyana Maneva
early childhood policy, early childhood services, ECEC, family, parenting support, quality integrated services, services for children

This book is one of the main outputs from the PACE (Providing Access to Childcare and Employment) project. This European project tested new models of making childcare and employment more accessible for families living in vulnerable conditions, at distance from childcare and employment, including...

Published in:
2020
Organization(s):
Artevelde University of Applied Sciences, Department of Early Childhood; ​​​​​​​Karel de Grote University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Language:
English, Dutch, French
Contact:
An Raes, An Piessens, Dietlinde Willockx
Early Childhood Workforce Initiative, children 0-3, early childhood development, early childhood policy, family, home visiting, parenting support, professional development

The Home Visiting Workforce Needs Assessment Tool aims to help Ministries and government agencies reflect on the ways in which they can support personnel delivering home visiting programs across sectors for pregnant mothers and caregivers with children under 3. Drawing...

Published in:
2020
Organization(s):
ISSA
Country:
Global
Language:
Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, English, Arabic, French
the Netherlands, ECEC, pre-school, quality pedagogy, social inclusion, inclusive practice, child-centered practice, inclusive classroom

For over 25 years, the Step by Step Program, flagship initiative for Early Childhood Education reform of the Open Society Foundations, has implemented a democratic child-centered classroom approach where families and children are placed at the heart of the pedagogical practice. For everyone to...

Published in:
2019
Organization(s):
ISSA
Country:
the Netherlands
Language:
English
Contact:
Eva Izsak, eizsak@issa.nl
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Welcome to ISSA Knowledge Hub!

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Resources
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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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