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ISSA Member in Bosnia Herzegovina Launches Annual Teaching Award

The Center for Educational Initiatives Step by Step in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH), has launched a national Annual teaching award aimed at promoting innovative and high-quality preschool, primary and secondary school teachers, with special focus on practices that support development of critical thinking skills and social responsibility.

International conference on children’s rights in alternative care

The international conference on Children’s Rights in Alternative Care, “Walk the Talk” took place on 8 November in Paris. The event was the closing conference of an international project co-funded by the European Commission and coordinated by SOS Children’s Villages International. Several countries from the network of SOS Children’s Villages CEE/CIS, a member of ISSA were involved in the project implementation. On behalf of the ISSA Secretariat, Éva Izsák, Membership Officer attended the event.

Call for Evidence to inform Landscape Analyses on the Early Childhood Workforce

In 2015, Results for Development Institute (R4D) and ISSA (International Step by Step Association) jointly launched the Early Childhood Workforce Initiative (ECWI). This global effort supports and empowers those who work with families and young children under eight years of age, and those who supervise and mentor frontline workers.

ISSA experts contribute article to first book in the 'under threes' Springer series

ISSA’s Program Director Mihaela Ionescu and Program Specialist Dawn Tankersley have contributed to the first book in the new Springer series, Under-three Year Olds in Policy and Practice.

Their chapter, A Quality Framework for Early Childhood Practices in Services for Children Under Three Years of Age: Starting Regionally – Moving Globally, describe both the process of and need for developing such a framework.

American Institutes for Research looks to Europe for Promising Strategies

The American Institutes for Research's (AIR) recent study Connecting All Children to High-Quality Early Care and Education has looked at European countries, and identifies how Early Childhood Education being considered a 'child's right' impacts positively on the delivery of services.

Sharing a Treasure of Parenting Resources

ISSA members together with UNICEF Regional Office for Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States and UNICEF Country Offices have worked together to create this database of Parenting Resources in both English and Russian

With a wealth of links to literature, audio video materials and contacts, ISSA is happy to share these resources free to download here.

The materials, in English, are collected into the following titles:

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