- The manual and its practicum offer alternative ways to make preschool education accessible to a larger number of children that still remain outside the mainstream system.
- Two ISSA full members, the CIP - Center for Interactive Pedagogy from Serbia and VBJK from Belgium, through close collaboration, played a crucial role in the development of the manual and its practicum.
- The deadline for the submission of proposals for ISSA’s 2014 Conference has been extended to May 30.
In response to the requests received from several participants, ISSA is pleased to inform that the deadline for the submission of proposals has been extended two more weeks. Interested applicants are invited to fill in the form following the guidelines on the conference website. On June 30 the Conference Program Committee will announce the selected proposals.
- The conference took place in Bucharest, Romania, on April 7-8, bringing together close to 250 participants from Europe and Central Asia.
Under the theme Strengthening Early Childhood Education Systems: Investing Early to Ensure Effective Learning, the seventh World Bank Europe and Central Asia Education Conference gathered education experts and policy makers in a learning forum in which ISSA has actively participated.
Let’s put early childhood development at the heart of the UN post-2015 development agenda!
- The association is proud to receive a large number of new full and affiliate members from different European countries, including Belgium, France, Greece and The Netherlands, thus expanding its presence in Western Europe.
Since the association opened its doors to new members last year, non-profit organizations and research or training centers focusing on early childhood development from all over Europe have applied for membership.
- Anyone interested in delivering a presentation, workshop or session is invited to send an application (in English), from today until May 15.
- The conference website is now live and reachable at www.issa2014.hu
- The early bird registration deadline is July 10.
It is time to call for no more lost Romani and Traveller generations
- Fifteen years ago, in March 1999, ISSA was founded in The Netherlands and registered as an international membership association focused on Early Childhood Development.
Following the decision taken by the network of Step by Step NGOs during an inaugural Council Meeting in the autumn of 1998 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, in March 1999 ISSA was registered in The Netherlands with support from the Open Society Foundations.
- The new site goes live during March 2014, the month during which ISSA was established 15 years ago
- The development of the Romani Early Years Network; the launch of the Early Years Regional Alliance and ISSA’s consolidation as an umbrella for early childhood development across Europe and Central Asia through the admission of more members, among the most relevant achievements of the year.
- ISSA has also stepped into the area of early childhood education and care services for children from zero to three years old, a big and promising challenge.