Peer Learning Activity on pedagogical quality, Bucharest

Directors of childcare centres from five different countries met during the Peer Learning Activity (PLA), which ISSA members BKK and Step by Step Romania organized on 14 and 15 November in Bucharest. This PLA was organized by ISSA members BKK (Bureau Kwaliteit Kinderopvang/Foundation of Quality in Childcare) and Center for Education and Professional Development Step by Step Romania.

World Children’s Day: Children take the lead

International Step By Step Association (ISSA) is a champion for children, aiming to ensure that our youngest citizens are given the opportunity to meet their full potential. On this day ISSA is helping place children at the forefront. In the spirit of UNICEF’s #KidsTakeOver campaign we asked 12 children from five countries to answer three questions – allowing them to “take over” the conversation about what is important to them. Click on Read more for all their interviews:

Peer Learning Activity: Networks of preschools/primary schools and professionals

On 27 and 28 September, Step by Step Centre for Quality in Education, Slovenia organized a Peer Learning Activity (PLA)  together with colleagues from Croatia. The two day meeting focused on the "Networks of preschools/primary schools and professionals"; in line with ISSA's goal to support organizational development towards programmatic and financial sustainability.The main topics for the meeting were improving the network of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) professionals and institutions in Slovenia and developing a network of preschools/primary schools and professionals in Croatia.

"The role of Gender"-workshop took place in Belgrade

On the 9th and 10th of November, another successful workshop took place in Belgrade, Serbia. This workshop focused on the new module 'The role of Gender' under the Home Visiting Package 'Supporting Families for Nuturing Care' and was created for National Master Trainers from different countries. ISSA organized this in close cooperation with UNICEF ECARO (Europe and Central Asia Regional Office) and UNICEF Country Office in Serbia.

Inspired by our Home Visiting modules, UNICEF Serbia produces campaign videos

Inspired by UNICEF ECARO (Europe and Central Asia Regional Office)'s and ISSA's Home Visiting package and modules “Supporting Families for Nurturing Care", UNICEF Serbia recently produced a number of TV commercials and educational movies about Early Childhood Development (ECD) for parents and the workforce.