Published in 2013

Early Childhood Educators Change Lives



Early Childhood Educators Change Lives is an easy to use advocacy leaflet aiming to promote importance of the role that educators play in young child's life and profession in general. Building on ISSA Quality principles it offers 7 ‘golden rules’  to help them keep their personal, social and professional knowledge in good health at all times.

As an early childhood educator, you are one of the child's most important guides into his/her surrounding world, spending hours and hours daily in direct interactions with young children. As research has shown:

  • The ways that educators teach strongly influence a child’s learning outcomes.
  • Educators can have a positive impact on a child’s progress regardless of his/her socio-economic background and level of preparation for schooling.
  • Proactive educators invest great energy on individual progress. They adapt their teaching strategies for each child and ensure warm and caring interactions all around.
  • Quality educators do not see a child’s learning as a result of his/her personal strengths and capabilities alone. They take into account individual differences and acknowledge their own potential in shaping child’s learning outcomes. They do not leave the responsibility of the child’s development to the family alone.

You have the power to make a difference! In ISSA we are aware that turning educational policies into reality can be hard work. To support educators in their professional development, ISSA has developed the Quality Resource Pack through which they can find ways to broaden their skills and assess their work.

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