Manual for Diversification of Programs for Preschool Education
Two ISSA members, CIP (Center for Interactive Pedagogy/Serbia) and VBJK/Belgium, co-authored this manual as a result of the work they carried out under two large projects in Serbia:
IMPRES Project – Improvement of Preschool Education in Serbia, with funding from the European Commission and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development/Serbia
Kindergarten without Borders: Expanding Early Learning Opportunities for Young Children - supported by UNICEF and IKEA.
Both projects have focused on creating conditions to increase the coverage of children age 3 to 5 in less developed areas of Serbia with high quality preschool programmes of different content and duration. For that it was
crucial to create new understanding that preschool provision can be improved not only through building new kindergartens and organizing full day programmes, but also through development of diversified programmes adjusted to the needs of children, parents and communities as well as to the capacities of Local Self-Governments.