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Foundation for Quality in Childcare

Foundation for Quality in Childcare
00 31 30 256 72 30
Geographical Focus
National level
Type of organisation
Main Activity Type
Service ProvisionCapacity BuildingPolicy developmentAdvocacyResearch and knowledge
Quality PedagogyChild RightsAccess to Services
Targeted Age Groups
Birth to threeThree to SixSix to TenTen+
Members target groups
ChildrenParents/care-takersEducatorsParaprofessionalsPolicy makersLocal authoritiesIn-service training providers


Bureau Kwaliteit Kinderopvang (BKK) is a non-profit organization in the Netherlands to improve the quality of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC).
It is founded and governed by the national associations of employers, employees and parents in the field of ECEC. In the period of 2013-2017, BKK is working on the program Quality Impulse, which is commissioned and subsidized by the Dutch government. This program is aligned with the policy agenda from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment in consultation with different stakeholders.
With the Quality Impulse, BKK will provide and maintain an innovative and effective improvement of ECEC and preservation of continuous professional development. The program should contribute to a healthy and balanced development of all children who attend ECEC in the Netherlands, aimed at center-based childcare as well as home-based childcare.


Date: 21-11-2017

Peer Learning Activity on pedagogical quality, Bucharest

Directors of childcare centers from five different countries -Belgium, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Romania-, met during a Peer Learning Activity (PLA) on 14 and 15 November in Bucharest. This PLA was organized by ISSA members BKK (Bureau Kwaliteit Kinderopvang/Foundation of Quality in Childcare) and Center for Education and Professional Development Step by Step Romania.

Date: 28-06-2016

ISSA welcomes four new members

ISSA is proud to announce that four organizations have joined our association as new members. They are welcome additions to the ISSA community of early childhood experts and we look forward to working with them to deliver high quality early years services equitably.