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:

Discrimination still the number one issue affecting young Roma and Traveller children

Experts and advocates for child’s rights, early childhood development, and Roma inclusion met in Leiden on October 27 to support the growth of REYN-Romani Early Years Network. Building on the network’s experience in providing professional development opportunities to practitioners working with Romani and Traveller children and their families, REYN opened its strategy design for participation to partners outside of the network. In the discussions about the challenges Roma and Travellers are facing in early inclusion, discrimination was top of the agenda.

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.