Who we are

ISSA is a membership association, which serves as learning community and a champion for quality and equity for all children and their families.

The ISSA network embodies over 70 members from across Europe and Central Asia and is a dynamic mix of NGO’s, schools and kindergartens, higher education and academic institutions. All ISSA members work to ensure the best quality care and education for young children, especially the most vulnerable.

ISSA is a successful learning community where members share their knowledge and work in order to develop best practices in Early Childhood Development. ISSA members are the leading experts in Early Childhood across Europe and Central Asia and strive to remain the best informed and the most innovative specialists in the field.

ISSA champions the right of all children to reach their unique, full potential and welcomes all organizations and individuals who have the same ambitions.

ISSA’s Goals are to:

  • Advocate for and support competent Early Childhood systems for all children, especially the most vulnerable.
  • Increase awareness of the importance of Early Childhood Development and of a qualified workforce.
  • Be a leading Early Childhood network and learning community that promotes quality, equitable and integrated services for children, families and practitioners.