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. 

Date: 30-03-2021

Parenting as a Talent for Future Childcare Workers

The Childcare Unit of the city of Ghent, also ISSA member, is training parents as childcare workers. Training related costs are free of charge.

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. 

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. 

Supporting the collaboration between ECEC core and assisting practitioners: Experiences of two Belgian pilot schools



In this Belgian Pilot Report, conducted as part of the VALUE project, we examine how collaborative learning between ECEC core and assisting practitioners can be supported as part of sustainable CPD (Continuous Professional Development) path in the context of Flemish community of Belgium. 

Value Roadmap: Pathways towards strengthening collaboration in early childhood



The ambition of this roadmap is to inspire you, as a reader, to strengthen collaboration between assisting and core practitioners in ECEC.

Supporting the collaboration between ECEC core and assisting practitioners: endline report of the VALUE project in four countries



In this VALUE endline report, the following question is examined: How can continuous professional development (CPD) strengthen professional identity, holistic approaches to educational work (educare) and cooperation between core and assisting practitioners working within the field of Early Childh

My Green Childcare Booklet



A number of childcare facilities (children under 3 years of age) of the City of Ghent incorporated sustainability and ‘green principles’ in their pedagogical vision and daily practice, engaging children, parents, community and the care team. Each of our childcare centers works from a well-defined, holistic pedagogical vision, focusing on total wellbeing and involvement of children and their environment. The so-called ‘profiled centers’ elaborate a specific aspect of this vision.

Date: 28-10-2020

Early Childhood Education and Care Spaces - Children’s Vision

90 children, 3 to 6 years old from Belgium, Italy and Lithuania were asked to draw their favourite space of the school.