ISSA case studies 10
Quality in early childhood settings: universal values and cultural flexibility. Early Childhood Matters Journal, June 2015, Vol 124, Pg. 78-82,

This article discusses how to strike the right balance between universal values and the need to consider cultural contexts and involve local stakeholders when defining how quality can be measured.

ISSA case studies 9
The ISSA Principles of Quality Pedagogy: Quality Early Childhood Education and Care through democratic processes, Learning for Well- Being Magazine,

A fundamental point in assessing quality in early education settings is the belief in the right of young children to democratically and actively participate in their education and care processes. Early education and care is undertaken with children and their families and not to children.

The Foundation of Early Childhood Consulting: Your Mission, Value, and Differentiators, by Gary Romano

This webinar, presented by Gary Romano of Civitas Strategies, will draw from the forthcoming book Small But Mighty to help you start your own consultancy or define the most important pillars of your work. In this first installment of the Small but Mighty Consultants Series, we’ll focus on clarifying your mission, uncovering your value (what[…]

The Path for Math in Early Childhood: The Learning Trajectories Perspective, by Dr. Douglas Clements and Dr. Julie Sarama

What are the mathematical and educational building blocks of early mathematics? What role should these building blocks play in a developmentally appropriate setting? Join two of the most preeminent early math experts in the country, Dr. Douglas Clements and Dr. Julie Sarama, as they describe research-based learning trajectories as the core of all aspects of[…]

The Power of Optimism: Helping Early Childhood Educators See the Best in Themselves, Their Students and Their World, by Steve Gross

Optimism is powerful. When children grow to see the good in themselves, the good in others and the good in their world – their social, emotional, and cognitive superpowers emerge. However, for the seeds of optimism to take root, they must be nurtured. Sadly, in toxically stressful environments that can result from poverty, violence and[…]

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ISSA case studies 7
Integration and alignment of services including poor and migrant families with young children , Transatlantic Forum on Inclusive Early years, Dublin

Explore effective strategies being used to ensure that the needs of children from disadvantaged backgrounds are being met as several nations move toward integration of their early care and early education systems

iSSA case studies 5
Final report: Study on the effective use of early childhood education and care in preventing early school leaving N° EAC/17/2012

The aim of the study is to get a better understanding of the evidence base behind the relationship between good-quality early childhood education and care and early school leaving rates and to support the work of the Europ
ean Commission and Member States, within the Strategic framework Education and Training 2020.

B.Ed. Early Childhood Development and Family Studies

Organizer UWI Open Campus Target Audience Community Workers, Parents, Policy Makers, Practitioners, Teachers, Time needed for completion 1170 hours Keywords Training Description The BSc in Youth Development Work is the first degree programme of its kind in the Commonwealth Caribbean. It was designed by the Undergraduate Programmes Department and the Social Welfare Training Centre (SWTC)[…]

ISSA case studies 3
Key Data on Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe. 2014 Edition. Eurydice and Eurostat Report. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

It analyses issues which are important for the development of quality services identified through European policy co-operation, such as access, governance, quality assurance, affordability, professionalisation of staff, lead
ership, parental involvement and measures to support disadvantaged children.

Online Course on “How Children Learn”

Organizer Institute of Child and Human Development (ICHD) in partnership with Red River College, Canada Target Audience Any interested person who is a university graduate in any subject. Policy Makers, Frontline and Mid-level staffs of Government and Non-Government organizations, Program Managers, Planners & Trainers, Curriculum & Material, Developers, Researchers & Evaluation Specialists. Time needed for[…]

ISSA case studies 1
Early childhood education and care (ECEC) for children from disadvantaged backgrounds: Findings from a European literature review and two case studies

The first case study is on the government initiatives for young children in the UK (1998 – 2010), and the second from ISSA and OSF is focusing on teacher education and pedagogy.

BSc in Youth Development Work

Organizer:   UWI Open Campus Target audience:   Community Workers, Parents, Policy Makers, Practitioners, Teachers Time needed for completion:   1170 hours The BSc in Youth Development Work is the first degree programme of its kind in the Commonwealth Caribbean. It was designed by the Undergraduate Programmes Department and the Social Welfare Training Centre (SWTC) of the UWI[...]