National Quality Monitor Child Care in the Netherlands

From 2017 on, Utrecht University and ISSA member Sardes will yearly assess the quality of child care services in the Netherlands. The project is commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs, under the name of Landelijke Kwaliteitsmonitor Kinderopvang (LKK): National Quality Monitor Child Care. The aim is to improve the quality of the work in childcare in the Netherlands.

START meeting in Ghent, Belgium

ISSA member Step by Step Centre for Quality in Education from Slovenia is leading the consortium START. The project START aims to improve practices supporting children facing transitions from one educational setting to another (starting from childcare, through kindergarten and to primary school) and from one context to another (eg. from home environment to formal settings).

Seminar on early childhood development in Tajikistan

The Belarusian Parents’ and Teachers’ League “Krok za Krokam” and the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation (Tajikistan) organized a seminar-training “Let’s Say YES Together to Our Children” between May 30th and June 1st 2017. The event was attended by preschool educators, official government representatives and teachers from a pedagogical high school.

‘Buna zua! Kum ješć?’ REYN Croatia presents the course for teaching the basics of Beyash language to adults

The Romani Early Years Network Croatia offered a course of Beyash language to its members - primarily to educators and other professionals working with Roma children. The course is taught by Romani assistants, Biljana Horvat and Elvis Kralj, with the guidance of Professor Radosavljević.

Step by Step Armenia to deliver alternative preschool education to young children

ISSA member Step by Step Benevolent Foundation Armenia, UNICEF Armenia, Tumanyan consolidated community of Lori region and the Finance Officers Association signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Government in Vandzor, Armenia.

Online: ISSA's Annual Report 2016

We are happy to announce that ISSA's Annual Report 2016 is online. We hope you enjoy reading about our progress, our strategy, the new member organizations that joined the network and our financial status. Have a look at our successes, our initiatives and the work we did with our partners.

We remain committed to further harness the power of our network for the benefit of young children.