The meanings of spaces in ECEC centres: a literature review



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 findings of studies carried out internationally as well as national studies from Italy, Lithuania, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

Date: 28-08-2018

NEWS - Comparative Study of 'Urban Spaces to Support Parents'

Around the world, an important movement in the development of Early Years services is the growing understanding of the holistic role a city plays in the life of children and their caregivers.

Date: 09-08-2018

NEWS - Artevelde is Sending out able Troopers into the ECD Field

One of Artevelde University students who was doing an internship in a childcare center, was addressed by a mother.

Date: 12-07-2018

NEWS - Early Childhood Matters 2018 (Bernard van Leer Foundation)

The Bernard van Leer Foundation recently released 'Early Childhood Matters 2018.'

Date: 26-06-2018

NEWS - Growing communities and sharing knowledge: The Community Foundation is doing well!

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.

Date: 23-05-2018

NEWS - Nurturing Care Framework launched at World Health Assembly

The Resource Modules for Home Visitors: Supporting Families for Nurturing Care from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA are launched for the Nurturing Care Framework for Early Childhood Development.

Date: 22-03-2018

Large-scale research study focuses on Early Childhood Development in Bulgaria

Early Childhood Development (ECD) can create more stable, cohesive and more equal societies. For Our Children Foundation, has published a large-scale research study on ECD in Bulgaria which emphasizes just that.

Date: 07-03-2018

Peer Learning Activities 2017 - Sharing the Knowledge!

In 2017, representatives of 38 member organizations from 22 countries attended 10 Peer Learning Activities organized by the ISSA members.

Date: 01-03-2018

“A person grows thanks to challenges” - Member in Focus with Balkan Sunflowers Kosova’s Director, Muhamet Arifi

In this Member in Focus we interviewed the Director of Balkan Sunflowers Kosova (BSFK), Muhamet Arifi. Muhamet is part of the Ashkali community, an ethnic minority in Kosovo.

Date: 17-01-2018

UNICEF’s new global report on early childhood development

Early Moments Matter for every child, UNICEF’s global report on early childhood development, shows that the period from conception to the