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Artevelde University of Applied Sciences, Ghent

Artevelde University of Applied Sciences, Ghent
(+32) 9 234 90 00
Geographical Focus
National level
Type of organisation
Academic/Educational Entity
Main Activity Type
Capacity BuildingConsultancyPolicy 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 TenTen+
Members target groups
ChildrenVulnerable marginilized childrenParents/care-takersEducatorsManagers of servicesPolicy makersLocal authoritiesHigher education staffStudentsIn-service training providers


Artevelde University College, Member of the Ghent University Association, is a knowledge center for education, research and services, where students and professionals cooperate and develop their talents in a stimulating and internationally oriented environment.
Artevelde University College Ghent is one of Flanders' largest university colleges or professional education. 1200 Staff members work hard to present 21 degree programs to 13,000 students.
Artevelde University College Ghent offers a wide variety of study programs in the fields of teacher training, economic education, graphic education, health care and social work.
As for the department of Early Childhood Education, our approach is ‘(Re)searching together, growing together’.

Resources and practices

Business Toolbox

This toolbox explains how to organize accessible and flexible childcare businesswise. The toolbox consists of a folder, four concrete examples of business models and a template of a business model canvas that you can complete yourself.

Download the Business Toolbox:

Providing Access to Childcare and Employment (PACE): Impact report (2016-2020)

This report outlines how the access to childcare and employment can be enhanced for families living in vulnerable conditions by investing in strong systems, organisations and staff.

Feasibility study for upscaling: Providing Access to Childcare and Employment (PACE)

Providing accessible childcare can improve chances of vulnerable parents in general and on the labour market. With PACE we want to explore organising occasional and/or flexible childcare.

Flexibility in childcare

This book is one of the main outputs from the PACE (Providing Access to Childcare and Employment) project.

The WANDA Method: Overview and Steps Forward

This resource summarizes the contents of the Peer Learning Activity (PLA) among ISSA members during 5 years, which focused on the WANDA methodology.


To develop a new method of professionalization for low qualified practitioners in the 0-3 sector of the Flemish Community of Belgium, in 2010 Artevelde Hogeschool (University College in Gent) and VBJK (Center for Innovation in the Early Years), with ESF (European Social Fund) funds, started a pro

ProuD! Pedagogical, Reflective, Orgulous and Useable Documenting!

ProuD! Is a manual of how to use documentation of children’s learning including photos, audio-visual recordings, quotes, written notes, and children’s work products to reflect on children’s learning and development through discussing and reflecting upon them with colleagues.

Videocoaching 'Imagination'

Video coaching 'imagination' professional development practice is about video coaching teaches and educators how to videotape themselves in order to be able to reflect on the quality of interactions they have with the children, the needs and strengths of the children, their ini

All About Language

All about language is a resource offering  concrete tips and ideas to support professionals in language stimulation for young children.