Quality Resource Pack



The culmination of many years of work in defining and promoting quality pedagogy, ISSA’s Quality Resource Pack proposes a practice-research-policy blended approach to quality, enabled by various tools that can be used with practitioners, pre- and in-service trainers, supervisors, parents and policy makers. The package is grounded in the ISSA’s Competent Educators for the 21st Century, a policy document that proposes ISSA’s Definition of Quality Pedagogy.

The Quality Resource Pack is a comprehensive set of tools, which aims to:

Reading Corner Kits - Opening Magic Doors: Reading and Learning Together with Children (6-8 YRS)



ISSA has created three Activity Kits to accompany selected groups of Reading Corner books. The Kits offer teachers, parents, and caregivers guidance on the most efficient ways to engage children in exciting and meaningful learning, using books as a starting point for inquiry and action. Each kit includes an Activity Book and 4 of the Reading Corner children’s books, chosen for age appropriateness.  The different kits are for the following ages:

Reading Corner Kits - Opening Magic Doors: Reading and Learning Together with Children (4-5 YRS)



ISSA has created three Activity Kits to accompany selected groups of Reading Corner books. The Kits offer teachers, parents, and caregivers guidance on the most efficient ways to engage children in exciting and meaningful learning, using books as a starting point for inquiry and action. Each kit includes an Activity Book and 4 of the Reading Corner children’s books, chosen for age appropriateness.  The different kits are for the following ages:

A Systemic Approach to Quality in Early Childhood Services for Children from 3 to 10 Years of Age



The power of early childhood education and care (ECEC) interventions in transforming the lives of very young children is highly dependent on the quality of the services provided. More recently, evidence has increased the focus on the value of process quality as determinant of the outcomes.

Quality of Early Childhood Education Services



The report Quality of Early Childhood Education Services - Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro resulted from a consultancy carried out by Jan Peeters from VBJK (ISSA's member from Flanders) for the UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (UNICEF ECARO). 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 ECARO.

Strengthening and Supporting the Early Childhood Workforce: Competences and Standards-Executive Summary



This report, the second in the Early Childhood Workforce Initiative's Landscape Analysis Series, addresses the theme of competences and standards. An extensive review of published and grey literature yielded six findings related to the ways in which countries have used competences and standards to support early childhood systems. 
 
 

Strengthening and Supporting the Early Childhood Workforce: Training and Professional Development- Executive Summary



This report from 2018, is the first in the Early Childhood Workforce Initiative's Landscape Analysis Series and it advances existing knowledge on the early childhood workforce by synthesizing for the first time data on the approaches to and challenges associated with training and professional development experiences from across sectors, regions, and roles. Ten key findings and recommendations from this study are yield from an extensive review of published and grey literature, and key informant interviews with ECD experts.

INTESYS Toolkit



The toolkit Towards Integrated Early Childhood Education and Care Systems – Building the Foundations was developed under the INTESYS project (Together: Supporting vulnerable children through integrated early childhood services) funded through the Erasmus+ Programme. INTESYS aims to advance the policies and practices in early childhood services towards more and better integration in early childhood education and care (ECEC) systems across Europe.

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:

Give Your Child the Best Start in Life



Give Your Child the Best Start in Life is an easy to use advocacy leaflet aiming to inform parents and caregivers how important the role is that they play in a child's life. Building on ISSA Quality Principles this tool is aiming to help parents and caregivers understand what Early Childhood Education and Care services should provide for their children, and provides guidance in choosing quality services.