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 policy makers. The package is grounded in the ISSA’s Competent Educators for the 21st Century, a policy document that proposes ISSA’s Definition of Quality Pedagogy.

The Quality Resource Pack is a comprehensive set of tools, which aims to:

Putting SDG 4 into Practice: Learning Through Play



Learning through play has gained momentum in early childhood education and beyond. Yet translating well-meaning policies into concrete teaching practices is a complex process.

Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share in Education: The Children in Permaculture Manual



The Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share in Education is a ground-breaking manual which uses a permacultural lens to inspire child-friendly approaches to embed education for a sustainable future into preschool, kindergarten and primary school programs.

Video: Children in Permaculture



What is permaculture and why is it vital in the quest for ecological viability on planet earth? Why it should have a prominent role in education of the youngest? This short video offers a succinct glimpse of the vision that guided the “Children in Permaculture” project and effects it had on young children.

Noteworthy Practice - Childeas - Tiny Little Thoughts I Zamislice



With the project “ZAMISLICE” (CHILDEAS – Tiny Little Thoughts), ISSA member from Slovenia, Mala Ulica  wished to acquaint all new parents with the importance of early interactions. They provided parents with a pendant that can also serve as a pram mobile – a small, but important gadget that offers 30 handy cards with ideas for simple activities with babies which promote the child's overall development, anywhere, any time.

Trust Based Parenting | Rodicovstvo Zalozene na Dovere - English



Trust Based Parenting is an educational material for professionals and para-professionals working with Romani communities, for Romani parents, grandparents and children at an early age. The material can be used for trainings, workshops and home visits. Content of the manual consists of  various topics connected with education for social justice, building the confidence of Romani parents and preparation of Romani children for primary education.

Health and Child | Zdravie a Dieta - English



Health and Child is an educational material for professionals and para-professionals working with Romani communities, for Romani parents, grandparents and children at an early age. This material is used for trainings, workshops and home visits. Content of the manual consists from health topics and advices in the area of health, vaccination, regular check-up calendar, etc.

Noteworthy Practice - Creating a Functioning Model of Stakeholders Collaboration in Municipalities with Romani Communities



A functioning model for multi-stakeholders collaboration at municipality level to work with Romani communities is developed to improve the responsiveness and accountability of local authorities, particularly elected and senior civil servants towards marginalized Roma communities and to build the capacity of local authorities and Roma community representatives to develop and implement policies and public services that are inclusive of all, including Roma.

The initiative does this by:

Noteworthy Practice - Together Old and Young



The purpose of the Together Old and Young (TOY) Programme is to promote intergenerational learning and to create new possibilities for older adults and young children to learn together and benefit from each others’ company. People are living longer but older adults and young children are having less and less contact with each other. Parents and grandchildren are migrating to cities and countries far away from grandparents. For many grandparents, it is also sometimes difficult to keep in touch with grandchildren.

Noteworthy Practice - Aflatot: Early Childhood Education for Sustainable Development



Aflatot: Early childhood education for sustainable development. This study took place in the following countries: Albania, Serbia, Slovakia, Kenya, Zambia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Honduras, India and the Philippines to document the effects of the Aflatot programs on social emotional outcomes for young children. The program is implemented in 45 countries by NGOs that are partners of Aflatoun International as well as on governmental level, for example in Ukraine and Indonesia.