ISSA stresses the importance of putting very young children and their families at the centre of all early childhood interventions and programs provided through a diverse range of services. Concerning the age group birth to three age group ISSA has put the focus on quality. We think that a shared...
ISSA acknowledges the importance of working on the development of competences at all levels of the early childhood systems, in order to create a change and best support inclusive, high quality practices in all ISSA members’ countries and beyond. Over the past 20 years, several resources have been...
Supporting families of young children before birth and during the child’s first years is of great importance. It can result in life long benefits for children, communities, societies and nations. Home-visiting programs in particular have been found to increase parental wellbeing and parenting...
Are you wondering what Integrated Early Childhood Systems are? High inequality in accessing and benefiting of early childhood services in Europe further disadvantage the most vulnerable groups: migrant children, Roma children, children with special needs, children living in poverty. Integrated...
Ninety percent of the brain’s capacity develops before the age of 5, yet the workforce who serves young children is too often undervalued, underpaid and inadequately prepared.Recognition of the importance of Early Childhood Development (ECD) services is increasing in many parts of the world. Still...
Embracing Diversity Training programs promote the values of anti-discrimination, anti-bias, and respect for diversity in classrooms. In communities, at the workplace, and in society. Embracing Diversity guides participants through a process of personal transformation, which helps them to become...
Young Romani and Traveller children are often denied the right to quality Early Childhood Development (ECD). Including education and care services, adequate nutrition as well as stimulating and protective environments. REYN advocates with local-, regional-, national- and European wide for access to...
TOY for Inclusion is the gateway to education and care for many children of disadvantaged communities. The project has created eight Play Hubs for young children in the EU which have obtained extraordinary results: Improved the transition experience of Romani children to schools. Improved children’...
Due to forced migration, an estimated 50 million children are on the move worldwide. Young children (under 4) account for 16% of their total number. A great risk, as the age range 0-6 is a critical period in the development of a child, and the quality of living and learning a strong indicator for...
Inclusive Education and Social Support to Tackle Inequalities in Societies (ISOTIS)  Currently, European countries are seeing increasing inequality in the ability to access and participate in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services. In many of the communities that are most impacted by...
How do you create Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) environments that support children’s development in a holistic way, taking into account the diverse needs of children and families, with special attention to the ones at risk of social exclusion? The aim of the EDUCAS project is to do just...