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Center for Innovative Education

Center for Innovative Education
(+370) 5 212 13 55
Geographical Focus
National levelRegional levelInternational level
Type of organisation
Main Activity Type
Service ProvisionCapacity BuildingConsultancyPolicy developmentAdvocacyResearch and knowledgeMonitoring and EvaluationPublishing
Quality PedagogyChild RightsParenting SupportSocial inclusion special needs
Targeted Age Groups
Birth to threeThree to SixSix to TenTen+
Members target groups
ChildrenVulnerable marginilized childrenParents/care-takersEducatorsParaprofessionalsSupervisors (inspectors)Managers of servicesPolicy makersLocal authoritiesIn-service training providers


We promote, create and implement high-quality practices of early childhood education in Lithuania adapting and applying best worldwide education ideas and experiences.
CEI objectives:
• spread ideas and provide practical skills on child/family-centered education for each level of the educational system, i.e. for pre-schools, primary and secondary schools, higher educational schools and universities.
• organize professional training to educators, parents, policy makers and disseminate information on the innovative child-centered methodology based on current best international practice.
• initiate and implement different educational projects on national and international level including those that promotes equal opportunities for minorities and children with special educational needs and encourages tolerance and respect for diversity.
• publish books and other teaching materials.


Date: 23-06-2021

ISSA Members are at the Forefront of Innovations in the Early Years Sector in Europe

The European Commission’s ECEC webinar highlighted 7 initiatives from across Europe. ISSA or ISSA Members have been actively engaged in each of them.

Date: 03-03-2021

Rethinking and Transforming ECEC Spaces: Improving the Quality of Communication with Parents

This article shares how in practice professionals from the Aukštelkės mokykla-daugiafunkcis centras in Lithuania are changing the way they communicate with the parents.

Date: 09-04-2020

BLOG: EDUCAS Case Study from Lithuania

In Lithuania, ISSA Member Center for Innovative Education is exploring optimal ECEC environments.

Date: 17-07-2019

EDUCAS Project Focus Groups show Collaboration between Families and Staff is Key

EDUCAS Project researchers work toward strategies for professional development paths for ECEC staff and improve the organization of spaces in ECEC environments within an educare approach.

Date: 05-03-2019

NEWS - EDUCAS: How to Create a Child Supporting Environment?

The EU funded EDUCAS project aims to answer - How do you create ECEC environments that support children’s development in a holistic way?

Date: 20-10-2016

Early Childhood in Times of Rapid Change delivers meaningful growth for participants

Over 300 professionals and experts gathered in Vilnius, Lithuania between 11 and 13 October 2016 to discuss future pathways in the field of Early Childhood Development (ECD).

Resources and practices

The points of view of families, professionals, children

The EDUCAS project planned to start the Continuous Professional Development Paths (CPD) in the three countries involved (Belgium, Lithuania, Italy) with specific focus groups involving families and staff in the ECEC centers partners of the project. The aim of the focus groups has been: