• The event marks the 15th anniversary of the International Step by Step Association
  • Today throughout the world we celebrate Teachers’ Day and we honor those who make a change in the lives of children.
  • Throughout 2013, more than 30.000 teachers from Europe and Central Asia have benefited from trainings organized by ISSA members.
  • From today until Friday, more than 35 participants from all over the world will meet in the Child Rights Home, in Leiden to discuss quality in early childhood environments.
  • ISSA’s member ICDI, hosts the final TOY International Conference on intergenerational learning that will take place on the 28th October in Leiden
  • The Step by Step organisation in Moldova organized a nine-day training delivered in three rounds (Module I in February, Module II in April, and Module III in August) with the aim to contribute to the reform of preschool education in the country, based on a child-centered paradigm.
  • From today until Friday July 25th agencies and regional networks from different parts of the world working in early childhood care and development will meet in Leiden under the umbrella of this inter-agency consortium.
  • The Dutch NGO ICDI, together with three other ISSA members, VBJK (Belgium), Comenius Foundation (Poland) and the Step by Step Centre for Quality Education (Slovenia) has published a new toolkit to help implement learning workshops involving children (birth to 8 years) and older people.
  • The document "Early Childhood Development: The Foundation of Sustainable Human Development for 2015 and beyond” was presented at a side event during the 11th session of the UN’s Open Working Group.
  • Three more members from The Netherlands and two from Bulgaria have just joined the network, contributing to expanding ISSA’s presence across Europe.
  • On this special date, when many of its members from Eastern Europe celebrate Children’s Day, ISSA takes the opportunity to stress how relevant play, exploration and well-being are for the development of each child. Every day should be celebrated as children’s day!