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.

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: 11-06-2020

The EDUCAS Project Focuses on Educare Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic

While the COVID-19 has impacted the activities of the EDUCAS project, partners have found ways to adjust their work.  
 

Date: 24-02-2020

TOY for Inclusion organizes successful event at the EU Parliament

“I strongly believe that social inclusion starts with young children and their eagerness to play,” posts Slovenian MEP Tanja Fajon on Twitter, after the recent Pop-Up Museum she hosted at the European Parliament.

The meanings of spaces in ECEC centres: a literature review



This literature review, written under the EDUCAS project, investigates the meanings, relevance, and importance of physical indoor and outdoor space in early childhood education and care (ECEC) services for children from birth to school age. Authors map, synthesize and critically analyze the findings of studies carried out internationally as well as national studies from Italy, Lithuania, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

Date: 02-09-2019

EDUCAS Project shows the promise of a holistic approach in ECEC

The value of a holistic approach in ECEC is highlighted by four focus groups carried out between the two centers in Belgium under the EDUCAS Project.

Date: 17-07-2019

EDUCAS Project Focus Groups show Collaboration between Families and Staff is Key

EDUCAS Project researchers work toward strategies for professional development paths for ECEC staff and improve the organization of spaces in ECEC environments within an educare approach.

Date: 05-03-2019

NEWS - EDUCAS: How to Create a Child Supporting Environment?

The EU funded EDUCAS project aims to answer - How do you create ECEC environments that support children’s development in a holistic way?

Putting SDG into practice: Professional Learning Communties in Education



Putting SDG 4 into practice: School leadership, a technical brief describes why professional learning communities (PLC) matter for quality education, VVOB’s approach to sustainably creating and managing these communities, and how this works in practice in our partner countries.