What is the role of civil society to support policymakers and communities in implementing the Nurturing Care Framework in Europe and Central Asia? A recent webinar from ISSA urged participants to ask themselves this question in the months after the release of the Nurturing Care Framework for Early Childhood Development (NCF).


New recommendation study to boost quality at Ukrainian preschools

Today, the Early Childhood Workforce Initiative launches an insightful report, Supporting the Early childhood Workforce at Scale: Preschool Education in Ukraine.  It is released at a critical moment for early childhood services in Ukraine. As recently, policymakers pushed for improving the quality of preschool education and encouraging inclusion in services.


Small and big successes in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Nazym, a five-year-old girl from Almaty, Kazakhstan, was in a bit of despair when a homework assignment required her to make a family newspaper. It was to be shared with her classmates, but her parents had separated a couple of months earlier. All the photos she picked out for the newspaper showed events that reminded her of happy times.

Piloting of the TOY Course in April and May, as part of TOY-PLUS was a huge success: 82 learners from Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Slovenia and Spain followed the online course and attended two workshops in their own country.

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Early childhood is also an optimal time to develop life-long ecological values and habits, as well as facilitating a loving connection with nature.   

Celebrating the Romani culture: Activities in (pre)school classrooms all over the United Kingdom

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


‘At REYN, we aim to break through the negative cycle’


'Common goal helps strengthen community.'