The TOY for Inclusion project and the Early Childhood Education and Care Play Hubs, received support for another 2 years.
TOY for Inclusion
TOY for Inclusion is the gateway to education and care for many children of disadvantaged communities. The project has created eight Play Hubs for young children in the EU which have obtained extraordinary results:
- Improved the transition experience of Romani children to schools.
- Improved children’s preparedness for formal education.
- Increased trust of Roma communities in the local services.
The project strengthens integration and social cohesion by bringing children and families from different backgrounds together. A particular focus is put on Roma communities: by creating Play Hubs at local level, TOY for Inclusion provides opportunities for children, adults and communities to integrate and develop. For more detailed results, download our brochure here.
What is a TOY for inclusion Play Hub?
It is a space where children and their families are welcomed to play games with each other, meet with other families and take part in creative and social activities. At the Play Hub, information about childrearing, health, early learning and development can be passed-on informally to (grand)parents. It is an inclusive space and families of different backgrounds are encouraged to join.
Since 2017, TOY for Inclusion has opened eight Play Hubs in seven European countries: one in Belgium, Croatia, Latvia, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia and two in Italy.
The ‘TOY for Inclusion' Toolkit is a helpful reader for all child care professionals who want to set-up play spaces for children, families and communities.
Playing, reading and drawing is highly beneficial for the development of young children. TOY for Inclusion supports learning and playing for all children between 0 and 8 years old thanks to the creation of Play Hubs in 7 European countries.
Associazione 21 Luglio is organizing new magical experiences for children and parents attending the “Scuolina” (little school), in Rome.