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Early Childhood Development toolbox for local governments to support young children and their families - The healthy and rounded development of children in their early years lays the critical foundations for their well-being and success later in life. It requires concerted and competent support in all the environments in which they grow and develop – the home, the community, and as the focus of early childhood services.
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The PIQET Principles represent a groundbreaking initiative under the Erasmus+ project, designed to elevate the standard of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for educators across diverse educational landscapes. Authored by a consortium including the Educational Research Institute in Slovenia, Open Academy Step by Step in Croatia, and the International Step by Step Association, this resource articulates a set of nine comprehensive principles aimed at refining the recruitment, training, and ongoing support of CPD educators.
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Building a strong, reliable, and high-quality ECEC workforce yields positive results that significantly impact the well-being of young children and enable their rounded and healthy development.
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‘Rainbows in Windows’, co-written with the World Health Organisation, is a story focused on mental health and wellbeing and on how to keep healthy (physically and mentally) when faced with a virus.   This story includes a number of practical methods for emotional regulation and discusses complex feelings within an age-appropriate child-centred narrative.
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This Guide will help you get familiar with the collaborative reflective practices of educators working in Early Childhood Education Centres (ECEC) and primary schools. It is intended for both ECEC professionals and leaders interested in finding out more about professional learning communities, how they operate, how different reflective methods help educators and how to set one up in your educational setting.
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Young children with disabilities have a greater chance of being institutionalised, segregated in special schools and face greater risks of violence and abuse, in and out of their family setting.
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The available data shows that refugee children and children with a migrant background, in Europe, are at greater risk of poverty and social exclusion. Governments have an essential role in fostering a welcoming environment for young refugees and migrants by offering inclusive early childhood development services. 
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Young Roma children have an equal right to thrive. The fulfillment of this right calls for urgent and comprehensive measures and coordinated public investment. However, there is general concern about how effective Roma inclusion policy measures are at the European level.
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The European REYN Early Childhood Research Study (the REYN Study) provides an examination of the status of young Roma children and their families across Europe. It offers a comprehensive understanding of the multi-layered and intersectional nature of the challenges faced by young Roma children and their families. The REYN Study presents key findings from a thorough analysis of data on key areas of the lives of young Roma children and their families.
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Mobile Play Hubs are a more flexible and immediate response to offer high-quality nonformal educational support to children and families. The below resources are intended for organisations wishing to set up and run Mobile Play Hubs for children aged 0 to 10 years old. It is also useful to regular Play Hubs and other non-formal ECEC settings that want to make (outdoor) play more accessible to children of all ages.
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