Quality Resource Pack



The culmination of many years of work in defining and promoting quality pedagogy, ISSA’s Quality Resource Pack proposes a practice-research-policy blended approach to quality, enabled by various tools that can be used with practitioners, pre- and in-service trainers, supervisors, parents and poli

Date: 23-06-2021

ISSA Members are at the Forefront of Innovations in the Early Years Sector in Europe

The European Commission’s ECEC webinar highlighted 7 initiatives from across Europe. ISSA or ISSA Members have been actively engaged in each of them.

Reclaiming transitions as inclusive relational spaces in times of crisis and beyond



Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic

Investing in professionalization of ECEC staff to foster smooth transitions in times of crisis and beyond



Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic

Date: 06-05-2021

The Road of Early Childhood to National Plans for Recovery and Resilience – a successful advocacy effort in Italy

Interview with Giorgio Tamburlini - Director, Centre for Child Health and Development, Italy

Date: 19-04-2021

Do Families Feel “In”… Even When Having to Stay “out”?

EDUCAS project has been an opportunity for the Italian ECEC centers, led by the University of Parma, to reflect on the space in which welcoming moments are now taking place: the entrance door.

Date: 15-04-2021

Playful Learning – Collaboration on Transition from Kindergarten to Primary School

By engaging academics, professionals, municipalities, children and parents, the program seeks that playful learning becomes an integral element in children’s transition from kindergarten to school.

Date: 06-04-2021

New Flemish ECEC Magazine is Launched by the ISSA Member

VBJK is launching the new Flemish magazine on ECEC Kindertijd . The first issue of the magazine will be published in the fall of 2021. 

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.

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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.