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: 02-09-2019

EDUCAS Project shows the promise of a holistic approach in ECEC

The value of a holistic approach in ECEC is highlighted by four focus groups carried out between the two centers in Belgium under the EDUCAS Project.

Date: 17-07-2019

EDUCAS Project Focus Groups show Collaboration between Families and Staff is Key

EDUCAS Project researchers work toward strategies for professional development paths for ECEC staff and improve the organization of spaces in ECEC environments within an educare approach.

Date: 05-03-2019

NEWS - EDUCAS: How to Create a Child Supporting Environment?

The EU funded EDUCAS project aims to answer - How do you create ECEC environments that support children’s development in a holistic way?

Date: 27-11-2018

INTERVIEW - Lieve De Bosscher: ‘In Belgium, We need to address the Split System’

Blessed with the opportunity to speak face to face with so many people from our member organizations at the Annual Council meeting, we took the opportunity to sit down and ask how things are truly going. In the professional atmosphere and on a bigger scale.

Date: 13-09-2018

NEWS - ISOTIS makes the case for inter-agency work

A new publication from the ISOTIS project focuses on successful inter-agency work for lower socioeconomic status, immigrant and Romani Families in Belgium, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal and the UK.

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: 05-05-2018

TOY for inclusion inspires young children in Belgium

Playing, reading and drawing is highly beneficial for the development of young children. TOY for Inclusion supports learning and playing for all children between 0 and 8 years old thanks to the creation of Play Hubs in 7 European countries.

Date: 28-03-2018

City of Ghent develops a mobile child care center

In response to the needs of vunerable families, The City of Ghent Child Care Unit has created an innovative solution—a POP UP childcare center.

Date: 23-03-2018

Gender equality starts in the early years

Girls are 1.5 times more likely than boys to be excluded from school, damaging their chances to succeed later in life. VVOB and FAWE aim to change this statistic.