NESET Analytical Report - Governing quality Early Childhood Education and Care in a global crisis: first lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic



The central aim of this study is to examine what measures have been taken by selected EU member states – two countries (Sweden and Croatia), as well as three regions (Flanders in Belgium, Berlin in Germany and Emilia-Romagna in Italy) – to deal with the COVID-19 crisis during the first year of th

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

InTrans General Framework: What are Warm and Inclusive Transitional Inclusive Practices Across the Early Years



Draft document

START- Sustaining Warm and Inclusive Transitions across the Early Years. Final report with implications for policies and practices



Transitions across the home environment, early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings and compulsory school education (CSE) mark significant changes in the life of children and their families and communities.

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. 

Date: 12-02-2021

‘I like it here, it feels like a second home’ – EDUCAS presented to a broad international audience

EDUCAS project was presented to a broad international audience during the ISSA Connects Week in December 2020. 

Date: 18-09-2020

Playing at Home is also Learning

Parents in Flanders, Belgium, tell through pictures what their children learn at home by playing. Two months without school and preschool. Two months without learning? Not at all, because playing is learning.

Date: 22-07-2020

Early Childhood Education Included in the National Defense Strategy of Romania

Interview with the Executive Director of Step by Step Centre for Education and Professional Development Romania Carmen Lică.