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Step by Step Centre for Quality in Education

Step by Step Centre for Quality in Education
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Geographical Focus
National levelRegional level
Type of organisation
Public Research Institution
Main Activity Type
Capacity BuildingConsultancyPolicy developmentAdvocacyResearch and knowledgeMonitoring and EvaluationPublishing
Quality PedagogyChild RightsAccess to ServicesParenting SupportSocial inclusion for Romani and migrant children
Targeted Age Groups
Birth to threeThree to SixSix to Ten
Members target groups
Parents/care-takersEducatorsHealth professionalsSocial workersParaprofessionalsManagers of servicesPolicy makersLocal authoritiesHigher education staffStudentsPractitionioners with Romani backgroundPractitioners with migrant background


We enable all children gain access to high-quality education and care and fully realise their unique potential.


Date: 09-02-2021

Maintaining interaction with families during the pandemic: the key for smooth transitions

The world has been facing a completely new way of life in the past year. The COVID-19 pandemic influenced the personal and professional lives of everyone, including families and professionals from the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) field.

Date: 13-02-2020

Piloting the Primokiz approach: Slovenia Grows with You

Following the successful implementation of the 'Primokiz approach' in Switzerland, Germany, and currently under implementation in Romania, the Jacobs Foundation and ISSA are teaming up again, this time in Slovenia.

Resources and practices

InTrans General Framework: What are Warm and Inclusive Transitional Inclusive Practices Across the Early Years

Draft document

START- Sustaining Warm and Inclusive Transitions across the Early Years. Final report with implications for policies and practices

Transitions across the home environment, early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings and compulsory school education (CSE) mark significant changes in the life of children and their families and communities.

National Guidelines for the Inclusion of Roma Children and their Parents

The Slovenian National Guidelines for the inclusion of Roma children and their parents into preschool programs are aimed at kindergarten and municipalities as decision makers in the field of early childhood education.




With Friends to the Seaside

With Friends to the Seaside is a picture book created by children under the mentorship of preschool teachers at a meeting attended by Roma children and their parents. It is written in Slovenian and Romani with the possibility for including additional translation of the text. 


Professional Development Tool - tool for gathering examples on ISSA quality principles

Professional Development Tool - a tool for gathering examples on ISSA quality principles is a tool used for identifying and documenting examples of good practice in teachers' practice (peer observation, etc.) on specific ISSA quality principles and indicators.

My Reflective Diary: ISSA Pedagogical Principles

My Reflective Diary: ISSA Pedagogical Principles is developed around the ISSA Principles of Quality Pedagogy.