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Geographical Focus
Regional levelInternational level
Type of organisation
Main Activity Type
Service ProvisionCapacity BuildingPolicy developmentAdvocacyResearch and knowledgeMonitoring and EvaluationPublishing
Quality PedagogyChild RightsAccess to ServicesParenting SupportSocial inclusion for Romani and migrant childrenSocial inclusion special needs
Targeted Age Groups
Birth to threeThree to SixSix to Ten
Members target groups
ChildrenVulnerable marginilized childrenParents/care-takersEducatorsPractitioners with migrant backgroundIn-service training providers


VBJK wants to support parents and educators, in a scientifically sound way, in the education of children within the family, the school and all early childhood services as fully-fledged educational environments, and this from a perspective of emancipation and solidarity, respecting children’s rights and diversity among families.
Main focus is aimed at values and projects dealing with:
- accessibility: early childhood services as a right for all children and their parents
- affordability of services
- a pedagogical approach, focusing on the holistic and multiple development of children
- participation as an essential value
- coherence and global approach
- focus on diversity, non-discrimination, and democracy
- looking at evaluation as a permanent, participatory and democratic process
- working towards a ‘new’ early years professional, being critical, reflective, open to dialogue and respecting diversity
- considering school and early childhood services as equal partners, sharing the same image on childhood and education
- valuing international cooperation and exchanging knowledge and ideas


Date: 18-09-2020

Playing at home is also learning

Parents in Belgium tell through pictures what their children learn at home by playing. Two months without school and preschool. Two months without learning? Not at all, because playing is learning!