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

Executive Summary - Challenges and opportunities emerging from cross-national comparison



The InTrans project ultimate goal is to ensure that all children and families — especially the most vulnerable — benefit from warm and inclusive transitional pr

InTrans Infographics - status of early childhood care and education systems in five EU countries



The ultimate goal of the InTrans project is to ensure that all children and families — especially the most vulnerable — benefit from warm and inclusive transiti

InTrans Policy Baseline Reports



The ultimate goal of the InTrans project is to ensure that all children and families — especially the most vulnerable — benefit from warm and inclusive transiti

What makes me? Core Capacities for Living and Learning



This report explores how ‘core capacities’ – or cornerstones of more familiar concepts, such as life skills and competences – develop over the early part of the life course, and how they contribute to children’s personal well-being and development.

Assessment as Dialogue - Twenty Inspiring Practices from Classrooms and Schools Across Europe



The Learning for Well-being Foundation, the European Council of Steiner Waldorf Education (ECSWE) and the Hungarian Waldorf Federation, in an Erasmus+ project collected stories from classrooms and schools across Europe demonstrating alternatives to the exam factory.

Date: 11-01-2022

Sensible Transfer of Information – One of the Key Elements of Smooth Transitions

Children undergo various transitions during their early years. Previous research has clearly shown that smooth transitions support both children’s and their parents’ wellbeing. 

Date: 15-12-2021

Wide Open School: "Learning from ISSA Network is a Huge Added Value of our Membership"

ISSA Member in Slovakia Wide Open School is an open non-profit organization focused on community development and lifelong learning in socially disadvantaged groups with an emphasis on families, especially with children in early age, and with an a

Date: 28-10-2021

Diversity+ Charter: Supporting First Steps Towards Diversity Positive ECEC Services

The Diversity+ project provides ECEC professionals, managers and practitioners with governance, benchmarking, recognition and professionalization tools to help them transform their practice and open up to diversity that exists among children and families.

Date: 13-10-2021

ISSA Connects: How Can We Support Meaningful Interactions in Early Childhood Education and Care?

Henriette Heimgaertner, ISSA Board President shares the highlights from the report and tells what it is bringing to shape quality in ECEC settings.