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: 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.

Feasibility study for upscaling: Providing Access to Childcare and Employment (PACE)



Providing accessible childcare can improve chances of vulnerable parents in general and on the labour market. With PACE we want to explore organising occasional and/or flexible childcare.

Date: 25-02-2021

Launch of two reports from the European Commission’s Early Childhood Education and Care Working Group

A March 3rd launch event, hosted by the European Commission, will introduce two new reports.

The points of view of families, professionals, children



The EDUCAS project planned to start the Continuous Professional Development Paths (CPD) in the three countries involved (Belgium, Lithuania, Italy) with specific focus groups involving families and staff in the ECEC centers partners of the project. The aim of the focus groups has been:

Date: 13-02-2021

How can we rethink and transform ECEC spaces? Reflecting with photos and observations

Within the EDUCAS project, VBJK, de Tandem and Hippo’s Hof, have put in practice two methods related to organizing ECEC environments within an ‘educare’ approach. 

Supporting the collaboration between ECEC core and assisting practitioners: Experiences of professional learning communities in two Slovenian pilot kindergartens



The purpose of this report is to demonstrate development and implementation of a common path of professional development for professionals: ECEC core and assisting practitioners in two Slovenian kindergartens involved in the VALUE project.

Supporting the collaboration between ECEC core and assisting practitioners: Experiences of contextual professional development in two Portuguese pilot schools



In this report we present a description and reflection of the learning path carried out in Portugal, by the teams of Lisbon and Santarém.