Date: 30-10-2018

NEWS - Exchanging Goods and Good Times in Slovakia

The Wide Open School is working with seriously disadvantaged people: the Roma community. They live in very poor settlements.

Date: 01-10-2018

NEWS - First Lady of Ukraine opens Inclusive Education Forum

Ukrainian Step by Step Foundation and the International Renaissance Foundation are at the very heart of the National School Reform program.

Date: 04-09-2018

NEWS - INTESYS is about Integrated Systems - Part 6

Integrated systems is a complex term; don’t let the name put you off. Integrating early childhood systems helps reduce disparities in learning outcomes for vulnerable children and help professionals meet the diverse needs of children and families.

Date: 28-08-2018

NEWS - Comparative Study of 'Urban Spaces to Support Parents'

Around the world, an important movement in the development of Early Years services is the growing understanding of the holistic role a city plays in the life of children and their caregivers.

Date: 12-07-2018

NEWS - Early Childhood Matters 2018 (Bernard van Leer Foundation)

The Bernard van Leer Foundation recently released 'Early Childhood Matters 2018.'

Date: 01-06-2018

CALL FOR ACTION – Save a mobile library in Macedonia

In honor of Children’s Day, the ISSA network joins together to save an essential program.  

Date: 23-05-2018

NEWS - Nurturing Care Framework launched at World Health Assembly

The Resource Modules for Home Visitors: Supporting Families for Nurturing Care from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA are launched for the Nurturing Care Framework for Early Childhood Development.

Date: 03-05-2018

Mihaela Ionescu shines a light on Integrated Services

Recently, ISSA’s Program Director, Mihaela Ionescu was interviewed by Primeros Pasos about the integrated services approach.

Date: 29-03-2018

A practical guide for child protection in the early years

A new, practical guide shows early years professionals how to create supportive environments for young children who have faced adverse experiences.

Quality of Early Childhood Education Services



This report resulted from a consultancy carried out for UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia by Jan Peeters from VBJK, one of our members in Belgium. The report was commissioned based on the findings and recommendations of the 2014 Multi-Country Evaluation (MCE) on Increasing Access and Equity in Early Childhood Education carried out by UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia. The MCE covered all UNICEF activities related to advancing Early Learning and School Readiness (ELSR) efforts for children in the 3-6 year age group and covered the period 2005 to 2012.