ISSA acknowledges the importance of working on the development of competences at all levels of the early childhood system in order to create a change and best support inclusive, high quality practices in all ISSA members’ countries and beyond. Over the past 20 years, several resources have been co-...
ISSA stresses the importance of putting very young children and their families at the centre of all early childhood interventions and programs provided through a diverse range of services. Concerning the age group birth to three age group ISSA has put the focus on quality. We think that a shared...
Supporting families for nurturing care Supporting families of young children before birth and during child’s first years of life is of great importance and can result in life long benefits for children, communities, societies and nations. Home-visiting programs in particular have been found to...
Inclusive Education and Social Support to Tackle Inequalities in Societies (ISOTIS). Currently, European countries are seeing increasing inequality in the ability to access and participate in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services. In many of the communities that are most impacted by...
TOY for Inclusion aims to promote active involvement of Romani and non-Romani communities in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services. “Toy libraries” and Intergenerational Learning (IGL) activities aim to improve ECEC services in communities in seven countries. By engaging Romani and non...
An estimated 50 million Children are On the Move in the world today. Infants and young children, under the age of four, account for 16% of the total number of refugees. Millions more children are directly or indirectly impacted by forced migration. Birth through six is a critical period for child’s...
Supporting the workforce is promoting childhood wellbeing. We know this. But did you? 90% of the brain’s capacity develops before children reach the age of 5. Yet the workforce who serves young children is often undervalued, underpaid and sometimes inadequately unequipped to make the most of these...
Are you wondering what Integrated Early Childhood Systems are? High inequality in accessing and benefiting of early childhood services in Europe further disadvantage the most vulnerable groups: migrant children, Roma children, children with special needs, children living in poverty. Integrated...
Young Romani and Traveller children are often denied the right to quality Early Childhood Development (ECD), including education and care services, adequate nutrition as well as stimulating and protective environments. REYN advocates with local-, regional-, national- and European wide for access to...