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.
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 report raises critical issues to be addressed through dialogue, advocacy and joint actions among partners from different sectors and organizations in CEE/CIS countries.
The Mother Child Education Program (MOCEP) draws on three decades of research and was developed for mothers with children between 5 and 6 years of age who have not had access to pre-school education. MOCEP was developed by AÇEV, and transferred to several countries in Europe and also in the Arabic region.
ECCD is about recognizing that the child’s education is the interaction with his/her environment, especially people an
d knowledge. Newly internalized information requires new skills and therefore our approach relates also to information, values, beliefs, attitudes, and skills.
Despite the last years remarkable progresses made, children in the Arabic region still suffer a serious discrimination
regarding the services and opportunities offered to them. Caregivers are in need of supportive resources in
Arabic, and parents encounter serious challenges regarding this issue.
It describes a systems-based approach in the health sector to promote the development of young children, their caregivers and pregnant women, especially from the most vulnerable groups. The programme focuses on improving and enhancing home-visiting services, such that the home visitor is no longer simply monitoring the family’
‘s health status but also building confidence, competence and resilience in child-rearing.
The first parenting programme is aimed at mothers of children ages 5 to 6 living in Palestinian refugee camps and earby disadvantaged communities in Lebanon. The other programme focuses on parents of vulnerable children in a younger age group (from conception to age 5). This programme features a parent-to-parent training course and discussion opportunities that impart early childhood knowledge to poor parents in areas of Lebanon and Egypt with low access to services.