Representatives of ISSA Member Association 21 July, Dzemila Salkanovic and Francesca Colombo share their reflections what it meant and how it felt to be involved in ISSA Conference 2016.


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).


We are now just four days away from ISSA's 2016 Conference. On Tuesday October 13th, over 300 teachers, NGO workers, early years paractitioners and experts will join ISSA to discuss Early Childhood in Times of Rapid Change.


Last year, 2015, was an outstanding year for ISSA: new members, a new strategic framework for growth until 2018, Peer Learning Activities - which produced dynamic learning and cooperation among members, and a growing portfolio of programmatic initiatives.


Combatting segregation of young Romani children and enhancing social cohesion of local communities are the core principles of TOY for Inclusion project, implementation of which starts in the beginning of 2017.


Roma empowerment and support for early childhood inclusion were the core topics during the roundtable meeting in Brussels hosted by ISSA and Bernard van Leer Foundation. The event brought together implementing organizations, leading European foundations and representatives of the European Commission concerned with Roma inclusion and was aimed at discussing policy recommendations for EU institutions, donors and governments to better support the inclusion of young Romani children and their families.


A new global initiative co-hosted by ISSA and Results for Development Institute (R4D) is now online. Both organisations are very happy to share this new online platform which promotes knowledge and information on the Early Childhood workforce. The website is meant for those who work for and with professionals and children under eight years old and their families and aims to be used as:


ISSA is proud to announce that four organizations have joined our association as new members. They are welcome additions to the ISSA community of early childhood experts and we look forward to working with them to deliver high quality early years services equitably.


The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call for universal access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education as well as healthy lives and the promotion of wellbeing for all at all ages.


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