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These Guidelines are the outcome of the second part of the SEED project, during which a group reflection pathway, called WANDA1, was piloted with 80 ECEC practitioners with the aim to help them to deal with daily challenges in their practice so they could better support the socio-emotional well-...
Published in 2019
Margaret Kernan, Giulia Cortellesi, Nima Sharmahd and Chris de Kimpe
ICDI, VBJK
the Netherlands, Belgium
English
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. This...
Published in 2018
Ionescu, M, Tankersley, D., Trikic, Z., Vonta, T.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
the Netherlands
English
Free
This toolkit represents the compilation of different programs and specific activities developed by ISSA and its members over the past 15 years. The backbone of the toolkit is ISSA’s core document Competent Educators of the 21st century: Princi­ples of Quality Pedagogy which focuses on process,...
Published in 2019
Trikic, Brajkovic, Tankersley
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
English
Zorica Trikic, ztrikic@issa.nl
Subject to License
Embracing Diversity Training program for adults promotes the values of anti-discrimination, anti-bias, equity and respect for diversity in different settings: in communities, at the workplace, and in society. Embracing Diversity guides participants through a process of personal transformation,...
Published in 2017
Trikic, Vranjesevic, Tankersley, Brajkovic
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
English
Zorica Trikic, ztrikic@issa.nl
Subject to License
Belgium, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, early childhood development
This literature review, written under the EDUCAS project, investigates the meanings, relevance, and importance of physical indoor and outdoor space in early childhood education and care (ECEC) services for children from birth to school age. Authors map, synthesize and critically analyze the...
English
The manual “Inclusive Education” describes the conceptual principles of inclusive education, international and national legislation in a field of inclusive education, experience of inclusive education implementing in other countries, public-state governance of inclusive education. The special...
Poroshenko, M.
Ukrainian Step by Step Foundation
Ukraine
Ukrainian
Contact: Natalia Sofiy, nsofiy@gmail.com
Free
The purpose of this manual is to equip members of Inclusive Resource Centers (IRC), parents of children with special needs, schools and other institutions dealing with the issues of inclusive education, providing special support to children with special needs with necessary practical information....
Poroshenko, M., Kolupayeva A., et al.
Ukrainian Step by Step Foundation
Ukraine
Ukrainian
Contact: Natalia Sofiy, nsofiy@gmail.com
Free
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...
Published in 2012
Various ISSA contributors
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
English, Russian
Subject to License
Competent Educators of the 21st Century: Principles of Quality Pedagogy is a policy document that defines quality teaching practices when working with children from 3 to 10 years old, and their families, to better support the child's holistic development and well-being. After a brief description on...
Published in 2010
Tankersley, D., et al.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
English, French, Roma, Russian, Spanish
Free
Putting Knowledge into Practice: A Guidebook for Educators is a reference book that describes in depth each of the Principles of Quality Pedagogy and the related Indicators. The Guidebook connects theory with practice and research and provides clear examples on how to use the Quality Principles....
Published in 2011
Tankersley, D., et al.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
English, Russian
Subject to License
Professional Development Tool for Improving Quality of Practices in Kindergarten illustrates each of the 85 indicators of quality in the ISSA Principles of Quality Pedagogy. It shows how early childhood educators advance and move on a continuum from inadequate practice, to a good start, to quality...
Published in 2012
Tankersley, D., et al.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
English, Russian
Subject to License
This tool specifically illustrate (for primary school levels of education) each of the 85 indicators of quality in the ISSA Principles of Quality Pedagogy. It deconstructs how educators move on a continuum from inadequate practice, to a good start, to quality practice and then into transformational...
Published in 2012
Tankersley, D., et al.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
English, Russian
Subject to License
The Instrument for Assessing Quality Practices is a condensed version of the Professional Development Tool for Improving Quality of Practice. It serves to assess educators' performance with a select group of 36 key indicators derived from the two Professional Development Tools. The selected...
Published in 2012
Tankersley, D., et al.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
English, Russian
Subject to License
Roads to Quality - Strengthening Professionalism in Early Childhood Education and Care Systems is showcasing ISSA’s approach towards practitioners’ professional growth and nurturing their professionalism. It helps organizations to find and establish clear targets to their practitioners’...
Published in 2015
Ionescu, M., Tankersley, D., et al.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
English
Free
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...
Published in 2013
Various ISSA contributors
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
English, Russian
Free
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...
Published in 2013
Various ISSA contributors
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
English, Russian
Free
Invest in Quality Teachers is an easy to use advocacy leaflet aiming to promote the importance of quality educators and mobilize policy and governance level to invest in educators, their education, professional development, working conditions and status of profession.  Evidence shows that high...
Published in 2013
Various ISSA contributors
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
English, Russian
Free
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...
Published in 2018
Mitter, R., Putcha, V.
Results for Development (R4D) & ISSA - International Step by Step Association
United States of America & The Netherlands
English
Free
The book, Professional Learning Communities, provides both the theoretical background and the practical experience as it came about while building Professional Learning Communities in Croatian schools around ISSA’s Definition of Quality Pedagogy and the Quality Resource Pack. The book provides an...
Published in 2014
Brajkovic , S.
Open Academy Step by Step, Croatia
Croatia
Croatian, English
digital copy, not free
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...
Published in 2018
Mitter, R., Putcha, V.
Results for Development (R4D) & ISSA - International Step by Step Association
United States of America & The Netherlands
English
Free
Study on the implementation of ISSA's Pedagogical Standards (2001-2008) was developed to evaluate the impact of the work done by ISSA members in 27 countries on quality assurance and improvement. The study examines the role of the ISSA Pedagogical Standards (2003) as they were implemented through...
Published in 2010
Howard, M., Tuna, A., et al.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
English, Russian
Free
The article  ISSA's Principles of Quality Pedagogy: Quality Early Childhood Education and Care Through Democratic Processes published in the first edition of Learning for Well-being online journal, is exploring  how ISSA's Quality Principles, their accompanying resources, and the collaborative...
Published in 2016
Ionescu, M., Tankersley, D.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
English
Free
The ISSA’s Quality Framework for Early Childhood Practice in Services for Children under Three Years of Age is grounded in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and stands for the centrality of the child and family in conceptualizing, designing and implementing programs dedicated to this age...
Published in 2016
Ionescu, M., Tankersley, D.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Dutch, English, Russian
Free
The ISSA’s Quality Framework for Early Childhood Practice in Services for Children under Three Years of Age is grounded in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and stands for the centrality of the child and family in conceptualizing, designing and implementing programs dedicated to this age...
Published in 2016
Ionescu, M., Tankersley, D.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Dutch, English, Russian
Free
ISSA’s Quality Framework for Early Childhood Practice in Services for Children under Three Years of Age is grounded in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and stands for the centrality of the child and family in conceptualizing, designing and implementing programs dedicated to this age group...
Published in 2016
Ionescu, M., Tankersley, D.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Dutch, English, Russian
Free
The report Early Childhood Education and Care Services for Children from Birth to Three years Old contains results from the survey run among ISSA members to map the strengths, weaknesses, and the gaps that exist in early childhood systems in their respective countries for the birth to three age...
Published in 2013
Ionescu, M.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
English
Free
The first book in the series Policy and Pedagogy with Under-three year olds: Cross Disciplinary insights and innovations establishes a path for the much-needed examination of the experiences of infants and toddlers in contemporary educational settings across the globe.  Bringing together...
Published in 2016
Editors: White, E.J., Dalli, C. Co-contributors: Ionescu, M., Tankersley, D.
Springer
Switzerland
English
digital copy, not free
The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Policy draws critical attention to policy in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) its relationship to service provision and its impact on the lives of children and families all around the world. ISSA's program staff contributed to this relevant publication...
Published in 2018
Editors: Miller, L., and Cameron, C. Co-contributors: Ionescu, M.
SAGE Publications Ltd.
United Kingdom
English
digital copy, not free
Measuring and Improving Quality in Early Childhood Environments report reflects discussions and conclusions from the international consultation organized by ISSA, UNICEF, UNESCO and the Bernard van Leer Foundation, in partnership with the World Bank and the Brookings Institution met in in September...
Published in 2014
Various ISSA contributors
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
English
Free
Roma Empowerment and Support for Inclusion Report - Synthesis report of the Case Studies in Ghent, Belfast and Rome summarizes the cross-national issues regarding Roma empowerment and support for inclusion with a specific focus on young children such as parenting support, access to quality early...
Published in 2016
Ionescu, M., Trikic, Z.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
English
Free
The case study of  the Roma Community Outreach (RCO) project in Belfast, Northern Ireland  features the potential of small scale community based interventions and the need to have strong anti-discrimination, social justice and peace-building components when working on Roma inclusion. The Roma...
Published in 2016
Ionescu, M., Trikic, Z.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
English
Free
Growing through sharing together: Needs and aspirations of Romani early childhood professionals report was developed to support  ISSA and Early Childhood Program at the Open Society Foundation to launch The Romani Early Years Network (REYN).  The selected group of practitioners provided information...
Published in 2016
Ionescu, M., Trikic, Z.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
English, Italian
Free
The case study on the project Bridging Figures (BIEMs) - The Intra European Migration School Mediators in Ghent, Belgium,  highlights the importance of the political will as a driver for introducing and supporting universal and inclusive policies benefiting the whole society and not only a target...
Published in 2016
Ionescu, M., Trikic, Z.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
English
Free
Building Opportunities in Early Childhood from the Start - A Teacher's Guide to Good Practices in Inclusive Early Childhood Services is a guidebook developed within "The Good Start Project", funded by the European Commission and led by Roma Education Fund in partnership with ISSA and other...
Published in 2012
Trikic, Z.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
English
Free
The publication, Early Childhood Development and Education in emergencies: country profiles from the CEE/CIS region presents the existing emergency preparedness resources and plans for protecting children’s rights and meeting their needs in five countries in the CEE/CIS region (Bosnia-Herzegovina,...
Published in 2010
Zafeirakou, A., et al.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
English
Free
The booklet Diversity and Social Inclusion - Exploring Competences for Professional Practice in Early Childhood Education and Care booklet is a result of the ISSA and DECET (Diversity in Early Childhood Education and Training network) Working Group on Professionalism with the support from Bernard...
Published in 2011
Van Laere, K., Trikic, Z. et al.
DECET & ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Dutch, English, French, Serbian
Free
In the article 'Power of Associations in Early Childhood Education and Care,' published in the Official Journal of the Association for Childhood Ecucation International, ISSA Program Director, Mihaela Ionescu, unpacks the power of membership associations in the early childhood field, with a...
Published in 2015
Ionescu, M.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
English
Free
ISSA's Effective teaching and learning for minority-language children in preschool is a set of materials developed under the Socrates Programme-Comenius 2.1 project in partnership with ISSA’s members from Slovakia, Open School Foundation, and from Estonia, Hea Algus with input from international...
Published in 2006
Various ISSA contributors
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands, Slovakia, Estonia, Italy
English
Free
Growing through sharing together: Needs and aspirations of Romani early childhood professionals report was developed to support  ISSA and Early Childhood Program at the Open Society Foundation to launch The Romani Early Years Network (REYN).  The selected group of practitioners provided information...
Published in 2013
Surdu, L.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
English
Free
This academic publication, Early Childhood programs as the doorway to social cohesion: Application of Vygotsky's ideas from an East West perspective,  builds links between theory and practice, and presents ideas aiming to stimulate development of new thinking for successful implementation of...
Published in 2010
Tuna, A., Hayden, J.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
English
Free
Reaching and Investing in Children at the Margins is a report from event co-hosted by ISSA and the Open Society Foundations in partnership with the National Academy of Sciences’ Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally in Prague in 2016. During the event top-class speakers from across the...
Published in 2016
Various ISSA contributors
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
English
Free
Introduction to Home Visitors Modules
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
English
Free
TRAINER GUIDE
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
English
Free
Together, UNICEF ECARO and ISSA have developed a set of Resource Modules for Home Visitors: Supporting Families for Nurturing Care, intended to better equip home visitors with the latest knowledge and tools to support and engage with the families of young children.Drawing upon the most recent...
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
English, Serbian
Free
Module 1: THE EARLY CHILDHOOD YEARS - a Time of Endless Opportunities   
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
English
Free
Module 2: THE NEW ROLE OF THE HOME VISITOR
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
English
Free
Module 3: IMCI, IYCF and CARE for CHILD DEVELOPMENT
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
English
Free
Module 4: FALLING IN LOVE - Promoting Parent-Child Attachment
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
English
Free
Module 5: ENGAGING FATHERS
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
English
Free
Module 6: THE ART OF PARENTING - Love, Talk, Play, Read
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
English
Free
Module 7: PARENTAL WELLBEING
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
English
Free
Module 8: COMMON PARENTING CONCERNS
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
English
Free
Module 9: HOME ENVIRONMENT AND SAFETY
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
English
Free
Module 10: CARING AND EMPOWERING - Enhancing Communication Skills for Home Visitors
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
English
Free
Module 11: WORKING AGAINST STIGMA AND DISCRIMINATION - Promoting Equity, Inclusion and Respect for Diversity
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
English
Free
Module 12: CHILDREN WHO DEVELOP DIFFERENTLY - Children with Disabilities or Developmental Difficulties
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
English
Free
Module 13: DEVELOPMENTAL MONITORING AND SCREENING
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
English
Free
Module 15: WORKING WITH OTHER SERVICES
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
English
Free
Module 14: KEEPING YOUNG CHILDREN FREE FROM VIOLENCE, ABUSE AND NEGLECT
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
English
Free
Module 16: RESPONSIVE FEEDING
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
English
Free
Module 17: SUPERVISION - Supporting Professionals and Enhancing Service Quality
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
English
Free
Module 18: GENDER SOCIALISATION AND GENDER DYNAMICS IN FAMILIES - the Role of the Home Visitor
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
English
Free
An extended literature review, interviews with stakeholders from more than 20 countries in Europe and the piloting experiences from Belgium, Italy, Portugal and Slovenia have contributed to the development of the innovative toolkit Towards Integrated Early Childhood Education and Care Systems –...
Published in 2019
Ionescu, M., Trikic, Z., Pinto, L
INTESYS
English
Free
This report was written within the INTESYS project in order to map the state of integration of ECEC provision in EU Member States, with a special focus on vulnerable groups regarding workforce policies and practices, stakeholders, governance and also key success factors, gaps (policies, practices...
Published in 2016
Gordon, J., Peeters, I., Vandekerckhove, A.
INTESYS
English
Free
The Handbook of Early Childhood Development (ECD) Experiences, Innovations, and Lessons from CEE/CIS comprises of successful cases of early childhood development investments and public/private partnership in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CEE/CIS region). The...
Published in 2009
Various ISSA contributors
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
English
Free
NESETII report on Professional Learning Communities. Each child its own story: Diversity in child care centres (from birth to 13 years) is a book acknowledging that every child starting at a childcare centre (day care, preschool and afterschool care) brings along its own experiences and its own...
Published in 2017
Sharmahd, N., Peeters, J., et al.
VBJK - Center for Innovation in the Early Years
Belgium, The Netherlands
Dutch, English
Free
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...
Published in 2018
Peeters, J.
VBJK - Center for Innovation in the Early Years
Belgium
English
Free
The High 5 Quality Scan is an evaluation tool based on the European Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care accompanying the 5 Steps to Quality Training Package. ISSA has translated this resource so it is now available in English. This document offers childcare centres, nurseries,...
Published in 2017
van Keulen, A., and del Barrio Saiz, A. et al.
VBJK, Bureau Mutant
Belgium, The Netherlands
Dutch, English
Free
The training package 5 Steps to Quality is promoting the implementation of the European Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care (EQF) with the aim to building and improving the quality in early childhood education and care services at country and organisation level. The training...
Published in 2017
Van Keulen, A., and Vandekerckhove, A., et al.
VBJK, Bureau Mutant
Belgium, The Netherlands
Dutch, English
Free
Launched in 2012, the TOY project (Together Old and Young) is about bringing young children, up to 9 years old, together with older people for them to meet, get to know each other, learn and have fun. Funded by the European Commission and implemented in several European countries like The...
Published in 2014
Kernan, M., Cortellesi, G.
ICDI - International Child Development Initiatives
The Netherlands
English
Free
The Role of Special Ed Teacher in Early Education is a guidebook for special education teachers working in early childhood settings. Special educators for kindergartens are new to the Georgian kindergarten staff. The main goal for the creation of the guidebook is to help these professionals realize...
Published in 2017
Tsintsadze, N., Dolidze K.
Center for Preschool and Inclusive Education, Ilia State University
Georgia
Georgian
Contact: khatuna.dolidze.1@iliauni.edu.ge
Free
AÇEV Foundation, ISSA’s member organization in Turkey, is please to share this report, which is the result of a joint project. Yale University, UNICEF, AÇEV Foundation, the Fetzer Institute and other global partners have embarked on a joint initiative to achieve the common objective of analyzing...
Published in 2012
ACEV-Mother Child Education Foundation, Turkey
Turkey
English
Free
The Role of Psychologist in Early Education is the first guidebook created for psychologists working in early childhood settings. The psychologists in Georgian kindergartens are one of the personnel responsible for development of inclusive practice in kindergartens. 
Published in 2016
Saginadze, T.,Uchaneishvili, T., et al.
Center for Preschool and Inclusive Education, Ilia State University
Georgia
Georgian
Contact: khatuna.dolidze.1@iliauni.edu.ge
Free
Each child its own story: Diversity in child care centres (from birth to 13 years) is a book acknowledging that every child starting at a childcare centre (day care, preschool and afterschool care) brings along its own experiences and its own history. An early childhood centre is like a micro...
Published in 2013
van Keulen, A., Singer, E.
Bureau MUTANT
The Netherlands
Dutch
Free
The publication Teacher Assistant in the Inclusive Classroom outlines the necessary information about the position of the Teacher Assistant (introduced in 2010 in Ukraine). It includes legislative documents, description of the main functions and tasks, etc. It also includes the main content related...
Published in 2015
Dyatlenko, N., Sofiy, N., et al.
Ukrainian Step by Step Foundation
Ukraine
Ukrainian
Contact: nsofiy@gmail.com
Free
Communication, Speech, and Language Guidebook for professionals in early education is a guidebook based on contemporary, evidence based knowledge in the field of speech, language and communication. Most logopeds (speech therapists) in Georgian kindergartens are part of the kindergarten team that...
Published in 2016
Tsintsadze, N., Cecelia, E.
Center for Preschool and Inclusive Education, Ilia State University
Georgia
Georgian
Contact: khatuna.dolidze.1@iliauni.edu.ge
Free
Two ISSA members, CIP (Center for Interactive Pedagogy/Serbia) and VBJK/Belgium, co-authored this manual as a result of the work they carried out under two large projects in Serbia: IMPRES Project – Improvement of Preschool Education in Serbia, with funding from the European Commission and the...
Published in 2013
Vandekerckhove, A., Trikic, Z. et.al.
VBJK - Center for Innovation in the Early Years & CIP-Center for Interactive Pedagogy
Belgium, Serbia
English
Free
A new report launched by the European Commission includes a case study exploring the work of ISSA’s network and of the Open Society Foundations (OSF): OSF/ISSA Approaches to Teacher Training and Pedagogy. The case study was written by Dawn Tankersley (ISSA Program Expert) and Sarah Klaus (Director...
Published in 2012
Tankersley, D., Klaus, S.
ISSA & OSF
The Netherlands, Germany
English
Free
Early Learning and Development Standards for Children from Birth to 7 (ELDS) and Early Childhood Development Teacher Standards are coupled to reinforce a holistic approach to child learning and development through child-centered practices. The ELDS, along with traditionally addressed physical and...
Published in 2010
Bolboceanu, A., Cincilei, C., et al.
Step by Step Educational Program
Moldova
Romanian
Contact: ccincilei@gmail.com
Free
Published by Bernard van Leer Foundation, Early Childhood Matters is a journal about early childhood, which looks at specific issues regarding the development of young children, in particular from a psychosocial perspective. In June 2015 issue, ISSA contributed the article Quality in Early...
Published in 2015
Ionescu, M., Vonta, T.
ISSA, Bernard van Leer Foundation
The Netherlands
English
Free
All about language is a resource offering  concrete tips and ideas to support professionals in language stimulation for young children. It is generally acknowledged that language development is an important aspect of the overall development of children and consequently, a stimulating language...
Published in 2014
Govaert, K., Hostyn, I., et al.
Artevelde University College
Belgium
Dutch
Contact: ine.hostyn@arteveldehs.be
To purchase: contact Ine Hostyn
Video coaching 'imagination' professional development practice is about video coaching teaches and educators how to videotape themselves in order to be able to reflect on the quality of interactions they have with the children, the needs and strengths of the children, their initiatives,  and the...
Published in 2018
Bracke, G., Hostyn, I., et al.
Artevelde University College
Belgium
Dutch
Contact: ine.hostyn@arteveldehs.be
Free
ProuD! Is a manual of how to use documentation of children’s learning including photos, audio-visual recordings, quotes, written notes, and children’s work products to reflect on children’s learning and development through discussing and reflecting upon them with colleagues. These kinds of...
Published in 2017
Hostyn I., Mäkitalo, A-R., et al.
Artevelde University College
Belgium
Dutch, English, Finnish
Contact: ine.hostyn@arteveldehs.be
Free
This resource summarizes the contents of the Peer Learning Activity (PLA) among ISSA members during 5 years, which focused on the WANDA methodology. WANDA is a co-reflective method aimed at improving early childhood education and care (ECEC) quality through staff group reflection on their practice...
Published in 2019
Various contributors
Artevelde University College, VBJK a.o.
Belgium
English
Contact Nima Sharmahd: nima.sharmahd@vbjk.be
Free
To develop a new method of professionalization for low qualified practitioners in the 0-3 sector of the Flemish Community of Belgium, in 2010 Artevelde Hogeschool (University College in Gent) and VBJK (Center for Innovation in the Early Years), with ESF (European Social Fund) funds, started a...
Published in 2016
De Schepper, B., Peleman, B., et al.
Artevelde University College, VBJK
Belgium
Croatian, Czech, English, Hungarian, Slovenian
Contact: sofie.vastmans@arteveldehs.be
To purchase: contact Sofie Vastmans
To promote child's holistic development and prepare children for the competences needed in the XXI century, Bambi Kindergarten (Bucharest, Romania) implemented a programme to stimulate child's initiative and entrepreneurial abilities and independent skills - autonomy (age- appropriate) in the...
Published in 2018
Boca C. et al.
Step by Step Center for Education and Professional Development
Romania
Romanian
Contact: cristiana.boca@stepbystep.ro
Free
Health by the Book is not only a nutrition book, it is also an educational handbook for well-being and a healthy life style. Step by Step Centre for Education and Professional Development in Romania developed this guidebook together with the Lidl company. The format of the handbook is a magazine...
Published in 2017
Dr. Bălănică F. I., Dr. Mihai, E. I.
Step by Step Center for Education and Professional Development
Romania
Romanian
Contact: roxana.avram@stepbystep.ro
Free
This research study from Bulgaria documents how healthcare, social, and education systems in the country organize and encourage early childhood development. The study aimed to: provide an overview of the legislative and political context in which sectors related to early childhood development are...
Published in 2018
Various authors For Our Children Foundation
For Our Children Foundation
Bulgaria
Bulgarian, English
Contact: v.kaneva@detebg.org
Free
The Guidelines for a Secure Family Environment are a tool directed at parents, professionals working directly with children and policy makers in the area of child protection. They document the main areas of parental care, which are required to make a child safe, secure and happy in the family...
Published in 2018
Various authors For Our Children Foundation
For Our Children Foundation
Bulgaria
Bulgarian
Contact: v.kaneva@detebg.org
Free
The manual for organizations and outreach workers - Establishing and Management of Outreach Work in Support to Early Childhood Development of Children from Marginalized Groups is a result of the project "Supporting the Early Childhood Development of children from marginalized groups in Novi Sad"...
Published in 2016
Lazor Obradović T., Obradović, M., et al.
Know How Centre
Serbia
Serbian
Contact: tatjana.lazor@gmail.com
Free
The Macedonian handbook Math through play is comprised of 50 activities that aim to improve lower grade students’ numeracy skills. All activities are divided in six teaching and learning areas (Numbers; Math Operations; Measurement; Data Analysis; Word problems and Geometry) as defined in the...
Published in 2016
Djajkovska, B.
Foundation for Education and Cultural Initiatives Step by Step
Macedonia
Albanian
Contact Suzana Kirandziska: info@stepbystep.org.mk
Free
The Macedonian handbook Math through play is comprised of 50 activities that aim to improve lower grade students’ numeracy skills. All activities are divided in six teaching and learning areas (Numbers; Math Operations; Measurement; Data Analysis; Word problems and Geometry) as defined in the...
Published in 2016
Djajkovska, B.
Foundation for Education and Cultural Initiatives Step by Step
Macedonia
Macedonian
Contact Suzana Kirandziska: info@stepbystep.org.mk
Free
The Macedonian handbook Step by Step to Literacy- 50 activities for improving student literacy skills is composed of 50 activities divided in six teaching and learning areas (Listening and talking; Reading and writing; Language; Literature; Verbal expression and creative writing and Media culture)...
Published in 2017
Djajkovska B., Jovanovska Z., et al.
Foundation for Education and Cultural Initiatives Step by Step
Macedonia
Albanian
Contact Suzana Kirandziska: info@stepbystep.org.mk
Free
The Macedonian handbook Step by Step to Literacy- 50 activities for improving student literacy skills is composed of 50 activities divided in six teaching and learning areas (Listening and talking; Reading and writing; Language; Literature; Verbal expression and creative writing and Media culture)...
Published in 2017
Djajkovska B., Jovanovska Z., et al.
Foundation for Education and Cultural Initiatives Step by Step
Macedonia
Macedonian
Contact Suzana Kirandziska: info@stepbystep.org.mk
Free
Handbook with activities for work with students with disabilities for improving their literacy and numeracy skills contains 20 activities for lower grades of the primary school . Two special educators from a special primary school in Macedonia made an adaptation of ten activities from each of the...
Published in 2018
Davchevska, M., Panova Sazdova, Z.
Foundation for Education and Cultural Initiatives Step by Step
Macedonia
Macedonian
Contact Suzana Kirandziska: info@stepbystep.org.mk
Free
Handbook with activities for work with students with disabilities for improving their literacy and numeracy skills contains 20 activities for lower grades of the primary school . Two special educators from a special primary school in Macedonia made an adaptation of ten activities from each of the...
Published in 2018
Davchevska, M., Panova Sazdova, Z.
Foundation for Education and Cultural Initiatives Step by Step
Macedonia
Albanian
Contact Suzana Kirandziska: info@stepbystep.org.mk
Free
Manual for educators and parents for use of picture books is an adaptation of ISSA’s activity books "Opening Magic Doors – Reading and Learning together with children" done by Step by Step Foundation for Education and Cultural Initiatives Macedonia (FECIM). The ISSA's activity books are adapted for...
Published in 2015
Various authors Foundation for Education and Cultural Initiatives Step by Step
Foundation for Education and Cultural Initiatives Step by Step
Macedonia
Macedonian
Contact: ana@stepbystep.org.mk
Free
Manual for educators and parents for use of picture books is an adaptation of ISSA’s activity books "Opening Magic Doors – Reading and Learning together with children" done by Step by Step Foundation for Education and Cultural Initiatives Macedonia (FECIM). The ISSA's activity books are adapted for...
Published in 2015
Various authors Foundation for Education and Cultural Initiatives Step by Step
Foundation for Education and Cultural Initiatives Step by Step
Macedonia
Albanian
Contact: ana@stepbystep.org.mk
Free
The Planned Activities for Cohesive Education (PACE) program was initiated by Balkan Sunflowers Kosova in their learning centers. This program outline activities to be used with children within the national curriculum to improve their core competencies necessary to succeed in school and life. PACE...
Published in 2016
Various authors Balkan Sunflowers Kosova
Balkan Sunflowers Kosova
Kosovo
Albanian, English, Serbian
Contact: muhamet.arifi@balkansunflowers.org
Free
School Mediation Training Manual contains 20 training modules and can be used for teachers and school mediators with the aim to prevent dropouts, increase cooperation between educational stakeholders and parents involvement.
Published in 2012
Various authors Balkan Sunflowers Kosova
Balkan Sunflowers Kosova
Kosovo
Albanian, English, Serbian
Contact: muhamet.arifi@balkansunflowers.org
Free
Summer Program curriculums contain different educational activities to be implemented with the children ages 6 - 12. Each curriculum has 4-5 weeks of planned activities.
Published in 2012-2017
Various authors Balkan Sunflowers Kosova
Balkan Sunflowers Kosova
Kosovo
Albanian, English, Serbian
Contact: muhamet.arifi@balkansunflowers.org
Free
The Respect for Diversity and Peace Building Manual is an adaptation of the Regional PRECEDE Manual implemented in 48 kindergartens in the 5 Balkan countries; Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Croatia and Macedonia. It also represents combination of the International Handbook of Professional Workers with...
Published in 2017
Various authors Balkan Sunflowers Kosova
Balkan Sunflowers Kosova
Kosovo
Albanian
Contact: muhamet.arifi@balkansunflowers.org
Free
The Learning for Well-being Magazine was created in 2016 by the Learning for Well-being Foundation and is published online twice a year. The articles are free to download. Each issue explores a theme of interest for all those who wish to expand their perspectives on creating and encouraging...
Published in 2016 onward
Gordon J., O'Toole L., et al.
Learning for Well-being Foundation
The Netherlands
English
Contact: Yakarah@learningforwellbeing.org
Free
Compendium of games and activities for children is the guide promoting the holistic approach to child development. It is covering five areas: the child in the world of nature, smells and sounds; the child in the world of manipulative games and maths; the child in the world of colors and lines; the...
Published in 2016
Maslovarić, B., Blečič, M., et al.
Pedagogical Center of Montenegro
Montenegro
Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Contact: biljana.maslovaric1@gmail.com
Contact Biljana Maslovaric for details
The book presents the psychology of parenthood.
Published in 2017
Kapor Stanulović, N.
Pedagogical Center of Montenegro
Montenegro
Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Contact: biljana.maslovaric1@gmail.com
Contact Biljana Maslovaric for details
A Guidebook for parents and NGO representatives consist of two thematic units: psycho-motor and psycho-social development of children and youth and development of partnerships between family and educational institutions.
Published in 2016
Kapor Stanulović, N., Maslovarić, B.
Pedagogical Center of Montenegro
Montenegro
Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Contact: biljana.maslovaric1@gmail.com
Contact Biljana Maslovaric for details
My Reflective Diary: ISSA Pedagogical Principles is developed around the ISSA Principles of Quality Pedagogy. It can be used to document professionals on-going changing understandings of different principles as they work together in learning communities to go deeper into the concepts presented...
Published in 2011
Tankersley, D., Tuna, A., et al.
Centre for Quality in Education Step by Step
Slovenia
Slovenian
Contact: korakzakorakom@pei.si
Contact Jerneja Jager for details
The AFLATOT program for children who have not yet entered primary school (typically 3 to 6yrs old) aims at providing the building blocks of social and financial literacy, equipping children with the skills and competencies that will ensure they contribute to sustainable development – individually...
Published in 2013
Various authors Aflatoun Child Savings International
Aflatoun Child Savings International
The Netherlands
Arabic, English, French, Polish, Russian, Spanish
Contact: tetiana@aflatoun.org
Freely Available to Aflatoun Network Only (contact Aflatoun for details)
Professional Development Tool - A tool for gathering examples on ISSA quality principles is a tool used for identifying and documenting examples of good practice in teachers' practice (peer observation, etc.) on specific ISSA quality principles and indicators. Teachers use these examples for...
Published in 2011
Various authors Step by Step Centre for Quality Education
Step by Step Centre for Quality Education
Slovenia
Slovenian
Contact: korakzakorakom@pei.si
Free
The Aflatoun Manual for Non Formal Education is developed for all children who happen to be learning in a non-formal environment. The partnership with Liliane Fonds has encouraged us to pay particular attention to issues of inclusivity and diversity, especially where disabled children are involved...
Published in 2015
Various authors Aflatoun Child Savings International
Aflatoun Child Savings International
The Netherlands
Arabic, English, French, Polish, Russian, Spanish
Contact: tetiana@aflatoun.org
Freely Available to Aflatoun Network Only (contact Aflatoun for details)
The ultimate goal of Life Skills and Financial Education for Peace Manual is to enhance the activity of children and young people as Peace Builders. An estimated 230 million children worldwide currently live in conflict-affected areas. Alfatoun's work starts with an acknowledgement that poverty and...
Published in 2016
Various authors Aflatoun Child Savings International
Aflatoun Child Savings International
The Netherlands
Arabic, English
Contact: tetiana@aflatoun.org
Freely Available to Aflatoun Network Only (contact Aflatoun for details)
The book Child Protection in the Early Years provides information on what is child abuse and the its causes. It explores how to provide safe, nurturing environments for young children. It also explains the impact of trauma on young brains and explores how practice can be developed. It also...
Published in 2018
Lumsden, E.
The University of Northampton
The Netherlands
English
Contact: eunice.lumsden@northampton.ac.uk
Contact University of Northampton for details
University based in-service training in early childhood education (ECE) is an in-service programme for early childhood educators accredited by Ilia State University. In this program educators of children three to six year are trained in evidence based contemporary ECE practice. Courses include...
Various authors Ilia State University
Ilia State University
Georgia
English
Contact: khatuna.dolidze.1@iliauni.edu.ge
Contact Ilia State University for details
The Slovenian National Guidelines for the inclusion of Roma children and their parents into preschool programs are aimed at kindergarten and municipalities as decision makers in the field of early childhood education.      
Published in 2017
Zgonec, P.
Step by Step Centre for Quality Education
Slovenia
English
Contact: korakzakorakom@pei.si
Free
Activity book for early childhood educators contains a body of activities for early childhood educators for planning for integrated teaching using a thematic approach. The main purpose of this book is to help professionals, and give hints and ideas to creatively plan activities for children from 2...
Published in 2012
Dolidze, K., Tsintsadze, E., et al.
Ilia State University
Georgia
Georgian
Contact: khatuna.dolidze.1@iliauni.edu.ge
Contact Ilia State University for details
A number of childcare facilities (children under 3 years of age) of the City of Ghent incorporated sustainability and ‘green principles’ in their pedagogical vision and daily practice, engaging children, parents, community and the care team. Each of our childcare centers works from a well-defined,...
Published in 2017
Various authors Child Care Unit, Ghent
Child Care Unit, City of Ghent
Belgium
Dutch
Contact: diko.pb@stad.gent
Contact City of Ghent for details
Ensuring quality in early years services is essential for young children's well-being and healthy development. The Early Childhood Development Quality Assessment Tool or ECD QUAT developed by ICDI is a free and accessible tool for practitioners, parents and communities to jointly measure and...
Published in 2012
Van Oudenhoven, R. J., Van Oudenhoven, N.
ICDI - International Child Development Initiatives
The Netherlands
Amharic, English
Contact: margaret@icdi.nl
Contact ICDI for details
Supporting  Development of Early Inclusive Education in Tbilisi Kindergartens is a project aiming to support development of early childhood inclusive education: 1) by empowering mainstream kindergarten teachers and specialists working in kindergartens through modelling, practicing and sharing...
Various authors Ilia State University
Ilia State University
Georgia
English
Contact: khatuna.dolidze.1@iliauni.edu.ge
Contact Ilia State University for details
The UPSI-5 is an easy to administer instrument to measure the psychosocial well-being of 5 year old children. The UPSI-5 consists of 29 questions which can be filled in by someone, for example a teacher or a social worker. The UPSI-5 provides an urgently needed counterpart to the strictly physical...
Published in 2012
van Oudenhoven, N., Miedema, E., et al.
ICDI - International Child Development Initiatives
The Netherlands
Croatian, Dutch, English, Hungarian, Latvian, Norwegian
Contact: margaret@icdi.nl
Contact ICDI for details
The Nest Center is an open, close-to-home type of center, where a stable, fixed group of 30 to 60 children aged 7-16 from multi-problem families spend time before and/or after school, and in weekends and holidays. The overall objective of the Nest Center is to provide children from multi-problem...
Published in 2016
Euwema, M., Van Teeffelen, M., et al.
ICDI - International Child Development Initiatives
The Netherlands
Dutch, English
Contact: margaret@icdi.nl
Contact ICDI for details
TOY for Inclusion Toolkit: A step-by-step guide to creating inclusive Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Play Hubs for all generations provides all the necessary conceptual and practical information to enable trainers and practitioners from different sectors to set-up and run non-segregated...
Published in 2018
Kernan, M., Cortellesi, G.
ICDI - International Child Development Initiatives
The Netherlands
English
Contact: margaret@icdi.nl
Free
Happy young learners: Psychosocial well-being of young children in Ethiopia report presents the findings and recommendations of a research and practice project about the psychosocial well-being of five year-old children. It took place between 2016 and 2018 in two regions in Ethiopia: Amhara and...
Published in 2018
Both, R., Cortellesi, G., et al.
ICDI - International Child Development Initiatives
The Netherlands
Amharic, English
Contact: margaret@icdi.nl
Free
Inclusive Resource Centers (IRC) in 5 sites in 4 regions were developed under the programme supported  by USAID. Their main purpose is to provide complex inter-sectorial support to children with special needs, their parents and teachers working with these children in pre-school and primary...
Various authors Ukrainian Step by Step Foundation
Ukrainian Step by Step Foundation
Ukraine
English
Contact: nsofiy@gmail.com
Free
The Growing Together project consisted of three parts: improving preschool education practices by using the ISSA Principles of Quality Pedagogy and parent and community involvement; building community and  partnerships at the primary school level, and parental education. The project's results were...
Various authors Community Foundation Step by Step
Community Foundation Step by Step
Kazakhstan
English
Contact: daidzhan@mail.ru
Contact Community Foundation Step by Step for details
The Growing Together project consisted of three parts: improving preschool education practices by using the ISSA Principles of Quality Pedagogy and parent and community involvement; building community and  partnerships at the primary school level, and parental education. The project's results were...
Various authors Community Foundation Step by Step
Community Foundation Step by Step
Kazakhstan
English
Contact: daidzhan@mail.ru
Contact Community Foundation Step by Step for details
Family Resource Centres were established in Kyzyforda, Zhambul and Semey in Kazakhstan to assist families whose children were not attending preschool (typically poor families). The centers welcomed children and families to prepare them for primary school. The parents received information on child...
Various authors Community Foundation Step by Step
Community Foundation Step by Step
Kazakhstan
English
Contact: daidzhan@mail.ru
Contact Community Foundation Step by Step for details
Putting SDG 4 into practice: School leadership, a technical brief describes why professional learning communities (PLC) matter for quality education, VVOB’s approach to sustainably creating and managing these communities, and how this works in practice in our partner countries.PLCs play an...
Published in 2016
Various authors of VVOB Education for Development
VVOB Education for Development
Belgium
English
Contact: Tom.Vandenbosch@vvob.be
Free
Putting SDG 4 into practice: School leadership, a technical brief describes why professional learning communities (PLC) matter for quality education, VVOB’s approach to sustainably creating and managing these communities, and how this works in practice in our partner countries.PLCs play an...
Published in 2017
Various authors of VVOB Education for Development
VVOB Education for Development
Belgium
English
Contact: Tom.Vandenbosch@vvob.be
Free
Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) services started to develop in Ukraine as an initiative of NGO organizations in 2000. During the last years, ECI has been actively developing in several Ukrainian regions. A Consortium of Ukrainian and international organizations started in 2008 lobbying for the...
Published in 2017
Various authors of SOFT Tulip Foundation
SOFT Tulip Foundation
The Netherlands
English
Contact:info@softtulip.nl
Contact SOFT Tulip Foundation for details
A functioning model for multi-stakeholders collaboration at municipality level to work with Romani communities is developed to improve the responsiveness and accountability of local authorities, particularly elected and senior civil servants towards marginalized Roma communities and to build the...
Various authors Skola dokoran – Wide Open School n. O.
Skola dokoran – Wide Open School n. O.
Slovakia
English
Contact: miroslav.sklenka@gmail.com
Contact Skola dokoran for details
Novi Sad Intersectorial Network for Children (NSMEDE) is a local inter-sectorial network aiming to provide a strategic and systematic framework for improving the position of children in Novi Sad. Through the establishment of a flexible model of inter-sectorial cooperation among actors at the local...
Various authors Know How Centre
Know How Centre
Serbia
English
Contact: tatjana.lazor@gmail.com
Contact Know How Center for details
The practice Supporting the early development of children in informal Roma settlements aims to improve the social inclusion of children aged birth to six and their families. The Know How Centre organizes activities aimed at enriching Roma parents' skills living in settlements to provide quality...
Various authors Know How Centre
Know How Centre
Serbia
English
Contact: cpzvns@gmail.com
Contact Know How Center for details
The Learning Centers Network initiated by Balkan Sunflowers connects 40 Learning Centers managed by different NGOs in Albania. These centers include preschool services, curriculum support, literacy and science programs, and an education mediator targeting the most vulnerable children and their...
Various authors Balkan Sunflowers Kosova
Balkan Sunflowers Kosova
Kosovo
English
Contact: muhamet.arifi@balkansunflowers.org
Contact Balkan Sunflowers Kosova for details
The Learning Together project has created a network of 15 Centres for Peer Support, which provide a platform for mutual learning across institutions. This platform provides peer support across eight kindergartens and eight primary schools to help improve the competences of teachers, create practice...
Various authors Step by Step Czech Republic
Step by Step Czech Republic
Czech Republic
English
Contact: jana.schierlova@sbscr.cz
Contact Step by Step Czech Republic for details
Aflatot: Early childhood education for sustainable development. This study took place in the following countries: Albania, Serbia, Slovakia, Kenya, Zambia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Honduras, India and the Philippines to document the effects of the Aflatot programs on social emotional outcomes for young...
Various authors Aflatoun Child Savings International
Aflatoun Child Savings International
The Netherlands
English
Contact: tetiana@aflatoun.org
Contact Aflatoun for details
The purpose of the Together Old and Young (TOY) Programme is to promote intergenerational learning and to create new possibilities for older adults and young children to learn together and benefit from each others’ company. People are living longer but older adults and young children are having...
Various authors ICDI
ICDI - International Child Development Initiatives
The Netherlands
English
margaret@icdi.nl
Contact ICDI for details
Health and Child is an educational material for professionals and para-professionals working with Romani communities, for Romani parents, grandparents and children at an early age. This material is used for trainings, workshops and home visits. Content of the manual consists from health topics and...
Published in 2016
Sklenka, M., Sklenvakova
Skola dokoran – Wide Open School n. O.
Slovakia
Slovak
Contact: miroslav.sklenka@gmail.com
Free
Health and Child is an educational material for professionals and para-professionals working with Romani communities, for Romani parents, grandparents and children at an early age. This material is used for trainings, workshops and home visits. Content of the manual consists from health topics and...
Published in 2016
Sklenka, M., Sklenkova, D.
Skola dokoran – Wide Open School n. O.
Slovakia
English
Contact: miroslav.sklenka@gmail.com
Free
Trust Based Parenting is an educational material for professionals and para-professionals working with Romani communities, for Romani parents, grandparents and children at an early age. The material can be used for trainings, workshops and home visits. Content of the manual consists of  various...
Published in 2016
Sklenka, M., Sklenkova, D., et al.
Skola dokoran – Wide Open School n. O.
Slovakia
English
Contact: miroslav.sklenka@gmail.com
Free
Trust Based Parenting is an educational material for professionals and para-professionals working with Romani communities, for Romani parents, grandparents and children at an early age. The material can be used for trainings, workshops and home visits. Content of the manual consists of  various...
Published in 2016
Sklenka, M., Sklenkova, D., et al.
Skola dokoran – Wide Open School n. O.
Slovakia
Slovak
Contact: miroslav.sklenka@gmail.com
Free
What is permaculture and why is it vital in the quest for ecological viability on planet earth? Why it should have a prominent role in education of the youngest? This short video offers a succinct glimpse of the vision that guided the “Children in Permaculture” project and effects it had on young...
Published in 2018
Various contributors from Neohumanist Educations Association
Neohumanist Educations Association
Romania
English
Contact Didi A. Devapriya: didi@amurtel.ro
Free
The Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share in Education is a ground-breaking manual which uses a permacultural lens to inspire child-friendly approaches to embed education for a sustainable future into preschool, kindergarten and primary school programs. The resource is designed to provide...
Published in 2018
Alderslowe, L., Amus, G. et al.
Neohumanist Educations Association
Romania
Czech, English, Italian, Romanian, Slovenian
Contact Didi A. Devapriya: didi@amurtel.ro
Free, or £20 + p&p for a hard copy in English, other languages are available
With the project “ZAMISLICE” (CHILDEAS – Tiny Little Thoughts), ISSA member from Slovenia, Mala Ulica  wished to acquaint all new parents with the importance of early interactions. They provided parents with a pendant that can also serve as a pram mobile – a small, but important gadget that offers...
Various authors at Association Mala Ulica
Association Mala Ulica - Center for children and families
Slovenia
English
Contact Eva Strmljan Kreslin: evaskreslin@malaulica.si
Contact Mala Ulica for details
About Diversity and friendship in preschool and kindergarten | Despre Diversitate si prietenie la grupa mare si grupa mijlocie. This resource is a collection of personal stories and experiences shared by people marginalised due to their ethnicity or level of ability. The views and the voices of...
Published in 2016
Deshaies, D., Zambet, M. et al.
Neohumanist Educations Association
Romania
Romanian
Contact Didi A. Devapriya: didi@amurtel.ro
Free
My Rights and your Rights are Equal: How to Encourage Diversity and Respect from Kindergarten Age. Manual for teachers | Drepturile mele si ale tale sunt egale: Cum să încurajăm, Diversitatea și Respectul încă de la grădiniță. Manual pentru educatoare și educatori.  This resources provides in depth...
Published in 2016
Aninosanu, L., Devapriya, D.A., et al.
Neohumanist Educations Association
Romania
Romanian
Contact Didi A. Devapriya: didi@amurtel.ro
Free
Learning through play has gained momentum in early childhood education and beyond. Yet translating well-meaning policies into concrete teaching practices is a complex process. This technical brief by VVOB (1) zooms in on the proven positive effects of learning through play on a child's wellbeing...
Published in 2019
Various authors of VVOB Education for Development
VVOB Education for Development
Belgium
English
Contact Katelin Raw: katelin.raw@vvob.be
Free
One in a hundred Roma makes it to University, why is that? The study One in One Hundred: Drivers of Success and Resilience among College-Educated Romani Adolescents in Serbia, is a collaboration between the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University (Harvard...
Published in 2019
Bhabha, J., Matache, M., et al.
Harvard University, CIP-Center for Interactive Pedagogy
United States of America & Serbia
English
Contact Boris Spasic: boris@cipcentar.org
Free
While a lot of progress has been made in both early childhood education and gender-responsive education, less has been done on the crossroads of both. V.VVOB- education for development, Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) and public education partners in Rwanda, South Africa and Zambia...
Published in 2019
Various authors of VVOB Education for Development
VVOB Education for Development
Belgium
English
Contact Katelin Raw: katelin.raw@vvob.be
Free
Full Title: Integralno dićhipe sićimašće inkluzijako: ažutipe rane barjarimasko ande funkcija e prevencijako katar o inklistipe andar o sićimasko sistemo ke rromane čhavorra, Integrisani pristup obrazovnoj inkluziji: podrška ranom razvoju u funkciji prevencije napuštanja sistema obrazovanja kod...
Published in 2018
Matic, M., Zunic, V.
Know How Center
Serbia
Roma
Contact Tatjana Lazor Obradovic: tatjana.lazor@gmail.com
Free
parenting support, reading to children, training tool
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...
Published in 2007
Tankersley, D., Tuna, A., et al.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Albanian, Czech, English, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Ukrainian
Purchase online
parenting support, reading to children, training tool
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...
Published in 2007
Tankersley, D., Tuna, A., et al.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Albanian, Creole, English, French, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Ukrainian
Purchase online
parenting support, reading to children, training tool
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...
Published in 2007
Tankersley, D., Tuna, A., et al.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Czech, English, French, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Ukrainian
Purchase online
Best friends are separated from one another when one moves to another country. They call, write letters, think about each other, remember each other's favorite food and plan one day to visit. Can their friendship survive and how?    Written by Laura Liliom (Hungary)Illustrated by Lilit...
Published in 2007
Author: Liliom, L., Illustrations: Vagharshyan, L.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Czech, English, French, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish
Purchase online
Yurchyk, the littlest member of the family, tries to be bigger by climbing on various things. He learns that he becomes bigger by doing something "big", not by being taller.Written by Halya Kruk (Ukraine) Illustrated by Manana Morchiladze (Georgia) Price: € 10,00   Picture Book Preschool 8.25...
Published in 2007
Author: Kruk, K., Illustrations: Morchiladze, M.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Albanian, Czech, English, French, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Ukrainian
Purchase online
Mary's friends have beautiful dolls, but Mary has no money to buy one. With her mother's help, Mary creates a beautiful doll out of objects she finds in her house. But what will she use for the doll's nose? Mary comes up with an ingenious solution--and when she shows the doll to her friends, they...
Published in 2007
Author: Haxhia, M., Illustrations: Köhrer, U.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Albanian, Czech, English, French, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Ukrainian
Purchase online
When Ivan's parents find good jobs and the family moves from their small, crowded apartment to a new, spacious one, they realize that they've left something precious behind... Written by Nenad Vujadinovic (Macedonia) Illustrated by Emil Für (Hungary) Picture Book Preschool 8.25 x 6.5 in. – 32...
Published in 2007
Author: Vujadinovic, N., Illustrations: Für, E.
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Arielle is given a little coconut plant as a present. She plants the tree, watches it grow, bloom flowers and finally produces coconuts. A hurricane does major damage to many of the neighborhood plants including uprooting the coconut tree. The cycle of life goes on when two small coconuts are found...
Published in 2010
Author: Rochelin, G., Illustrations: Bertoni, O.
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Creole, English, French
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The story of two very different dogs that were friends-they played together, ate together and even slept together - until one day they had a disagreement and stopped being friends. Friendship wins out and they become friends again.   Written by Olesya Tavadze (Georgia) Illustrated by Evgueni Ivanov...
Published in 2007
Author: Tavadze, O., Illustrations: Ivanov, E.
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Andy's family is moving to a new house. Each member of his family packs their favorite thing to bring along. Andy's favorite thing is the cherry tree in the backyard. But how can he bring that along? With his mothers' help, Andy finds out just how to do it.   Written by Miranda Haxhia (Albania) ...
Published in 2007
Author: Haxhia, M., Illustrations: Deisadze, D.
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Grandpa has 27 grandchildren, all who loved him, and shared the mangos he brought home every day. But grandpa was getting sick, losing his memory and the ability to even cut the mangos. Grandpa died, he will never be forgotten.   Written by Caroline Hudicourt  Picture Book Preschool 8.25 x 8....
Published in 2007
Author: Hudicourt, C.
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Jonah is afraid of the dark. His brother tells Jonah that if he stops crying, he will give him his toy soldiers. Inspired by this offer, Jonah finds courage to explore the dark in his bedroom. He comforts a crying sister, faces the monsters in the cupboard and on the chair - and collects his prize...
Published in 2007
Author: Baghdasaryan, R., Illustrations: Morchiladze, M.
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Rita finds a young parrot in the garden and brings it home. The parrot learned to repeat everything Rita said, driving her parents crazy. Fearing her parents will force her to let the parrot go, Rita decides to run away with the parrot. The misadventure and Rita are saved from disaster by the...
Published in 2010
Author: Jeune, M.C., Illustrations: Saincilus, L.
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Creole, English, French
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Alex wants to buy his mother a birthday present, but all he has is a frying pan! He bangs on it with a street orchestra to earn money, but the musicians chase him away. When Alex fills his frying pan with soapy water to earn money washing cars, that doesn't work either. Finally, with great...
Published in 2007
Author: Voskoboinikov, V., Illustrations: Linnamägi, A.
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Everyone in Dorothy's family wears glasses except her. Does that mean she doesn't belong? She decides to solve this problem, with mixed results, and realizes that being different doesn't make her any less a part of her family.   Written by Ivona Brezinova (Czech Republic) Illustrated by Mentor...
Published in 2007
Author: Brezinova, I., Illustrations: Llapashtica, M.
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A young narrator wonders what his parents do at work all day, and why they come home too tired to play or read stories. When they tell him, he decides that he will work, too, reminding his parents of the importance of fun.   Written by Aude Brunel (Czech Republic) Illustrated by Marjan Mancek (...
Published in 2007
Author: Brunel, A., Illustrations: Mancek, M.
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Moush is having a bad day. So while hiding in the closet he decides to run away from home. During his preparation he remembers all the good things in his world and how important a place he has in it.   Written by Rouzanna Baghdasaryan (Armenia) Illustrated by Yulia Lushnikova (Russia) Price: €...
Published in 2007
Author: Baghdasaryan, R., Illustrations: Lushnikova, Y.
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Ponies from the Land of the Rainbow: A collection of pro-diversity stories | Căluții din ținutul curcubeului: O colecție de Povești pro-Diversitate. This resource is a collection of children's stories designed to awaken empathy and appreciation for diversity through the use of colorful metaphors.
Published in 2016
Perrow, S., Devapriya, D.A. et al.
Neohumanist Educations Association
Romania
Romanian
Contact: Didi A. Devapriya didi@amurtel.ro
Free
A young girl plays with and falls in love with her best friend Zulaa's doll. Wanting the doll all the time, she takes the doll home. Once she learns how badly Zulaa misses her doll, she returns the doll learning the importance of friendship.   Written by Kh. Batkhuu (Mongolia)Illustrated by...
Published in 2007
Author: Batkhuu, Kh., Illustrations: Myagmardorj, E.
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Matthew lives in an orphanage. He wanted a dog. He received other gifts and things through the years - stuffed animals, toys, snails, even lice - but never a dog. One day Matthew was finally getting new parents, and what did the parents have for him - a dog.   Written by Ivona Brezinova (Czech...
Published in 2007
Author: Brezinova, I., Illustrations: Deisadze, Z.
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With Friends to the Seaside is a picture book created by children under the mentorship of preschool teachers at a meeting attended by Roma children and their parents. It is written in Slovenian and Romani with the possibility for including additional translation of the text.       
Published in 2017
Strojan, P., Strojan, D., et al.
Step by Step Centre for Quality Education
Slovenia
Roma, Slovenian
Contact: korakzakorakom@pei.si
Free
Jimmy learns that sharing oranges with his family and friends can have a surprising reward. Written by Daiga Zake (Latvia) Illustrated by Elena Stojanova (Macedonia)  Picture Book Preschool 8.25 x 6 Copyright 2007  Catalog:  Books for children SKU: 1234561 Please click on the links below to...
Published in 2007
Author: Zake, D., Illustrations: Stojanova, E.
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