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:

Aflatoun Non Formal Education (social and financial education)



The Aflatoun Manual for Non Formal Education is developed for all children who happen to be learning in a non-formal environment. The partnership with Liliane Fonds has encouraged us to pay particular attention to issues of inclusivity and diversity, especially where disabled children are involved. It is a sobering thought that around the world, the majority of children with disabilities remain out of schools.

AFLATOT Manual (Social and Financial Education for Early Childhood)



The Aflatot program for children who have not yet entered primary school (typically 3 to 6yrs old) aims at providing the building blocks of social and financial literacy, equipping children with the skills and competencies that will ensure they contribute to sustainable development – individually and collectively. The Aflatoun Manual should be used by professional teachers or facilitators who are equipped with Aflatoun technique and pedagogic to deliver sessions from the manual.

Reading Corner Kits - Opening Magic Doors: Reading and Learning Together with Children (6-8 YRS)



ISSA has created three Activity Kits to accompany selected groups of Reading Corner books. The Kits offer teachers, parents, and caregivers guidance on the most efficient ways to engage children in exciting and meaningful learning, using books as a starting point for inquiry and action. Each kit includes an Activity Book and 4 of the Reading Corner children’s books, chosen for age appropriateness.  The different kits are for the following ages:

Reading Corner Kits - Opening Magic Doors: Reading and Learning Together with Children (4-5 YRS)



ISSA has created three Activity Kits to accompany selected groups of Reading Corner books. The Kits offer teachers, parents, and caregivers guidance on the most efficient ways to engage children in exciting and meaningful learning, using books as a starting point for inquiry and action. Each kit includes an Activity Book and 4 of the Reading Corner children’s books, chosen for age appropriateness.  The different kits are for the following ages:

Early Childhood Educators Change Lives



Early Childhood Educators Change Lives is an easy to use advocacy leaflet aiming to promote importance of the role that educators play in young child's life and profession in general. Building on ISSA Quality principles it offers 7 ‘golden rules’  to help them keep their personal, social and professional knowledge in good health at all times.

As an early childhood educator, you are one of the child's most important guides into his/her surrounding world, spending hours and hours daily in direct interactions with young children. As research has shown:

Give Your Child the Best Start in Life



Give Your Child the Best Start in Life is an easy to use advocacy leaflet aiming to inform parents and caregivers how important the role is that they play in a child's life. Building on ISSA Quality Principles this tool is aiming to help parents and caregivers understand what Early Childhood Education and Care services should provide for their children, and provides guidance in choosing quality services. 

Invest in Quality Teachers



Invest in Quality Teachers is an easy to use advocacy leaflet aiming to promote the importance of quality educators and mobilize policy and governance level to invest in educators, their education, professional development, working conditions and status of profession. 

Evidence shows that high quality teaching derives from qualified, motivated and supported teachers. The key to an effective and successful education system lies in improving the teacher´s practices, through:

Putting Knowledge into Practice: A Guidebook for Educators on ISSA's Principles of Quality Practice



Putting Knowledge into Practice: A Guidebook for Educators is a reference book that describes in depth each of the Principles of Quality Pedagogy and the related Indicators. The Guidebook connects theory with practice and research and provides clear examples on how to use the Quality Principles. Lastly, it makes evident how children benefit from teachers using the quality tools consistently.

Instrument for Assessing Quality Practices in Early Childhood Education Services for Children from 3 to 10 Years Old: Methodology and Database



The Instrument for Assessing Quality Practices is a condensed version of the Professional Development Tool for Improving Quality of Practice. It serves to assess educators' performance with a select group of 36 key indicators derived from the two Professional Development Tools.