ISSA’s Powerhouse – Results of the 2015 Membership Survey

Last year, 2015, was an outstanding year for ISSA: new members, a new strategic framework for growth until 2018, Peer Learning Activities - which produced dynamic learning and cooperation among members, and a growing portfolio of programmatic initiatives.

At ISSA we assert ourselves to be “A learning community powered by its members” and having just concluded our latest Membership Survey we can see this to be very much the case.

ISSA and Members: Promoting inclusion of Romani children – through TOY

Combatting segregation of young Romani children and enhancing social cohesion of local communities are the core principles of TOY for Inclusion project, implementation of which starts in the beginning of 2017. Toy libraries and intergenerational learning in early education are the key concepts the project employs.

Putting the Early Childhood Inclusion of Romani children in the policy spotlight

Roma empowerment and support for early childhood inclusion were the core topics during the roundtable meeting in Brussels hosted by ISSA and Bernard van Leer Foundation. The event brought together implementing organizations, leading European foundations and representatives of the European Commission concerned with Roma inclusion and was aimed at discussing policy recommendations for EU institutions, donors and governments to better support the inclusion of young Romani children and their families.

New Early Childhood Workforce Initiative launches its website

A new global initiative co-hosted by ISSA and Results for Development Institute (R4D) is now online. Both organisations are very happy to share this new online platform which promotes knowledge and information on the Early Childhood workforce. The website is meant for those who work for and with professionals and children under eight years old and their families and aims to be used as:  

The new Lancet series on Early Child Development at ISSA’s Annual Conference

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call for universal access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education as well as healthy lives and the promotion of wellbeing for all at all ages.

Renowned for its commitment to applying scientific knowledge to improve health and advance human progress, The Lancet is acknowledging this historic moment when ECD is being prominently included in the global development agenda by launching a special series.

ISSA Seeks Communications Officer

The International Step by Step Association (ISSA) is a vibrant network that connects professionals and non-profit organizations working in the field of early childhood development. Established in the Netherlands in 1999, ISSA’s community today stretches across the globe with approximately 70 member organizations coming from 40 countries, primarily located in Europe and Central Asia.