Age 0-6

Case studies – Age 0-6

ISSA case studies 13
Improving the lives of children and young people: case studies from Europe, Volume 2. Childhood,

(6/6/2016)

The case studies describe how countries have used local, national and international evidence, partnerships and know-how to support children and young people.

ISSA case studies 12
Supply and Demand for Child Care Services in Turkey, A Mixed Methods Study, Report No.: 98884-TR,

(6/6/2016)

This report aims to identify key constraints and opportunities to expand quality and affordable access to child care services in Turkey.

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,

(6/6/2016)

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,

(6/6/2016)

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.

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

(6/1/2016)

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

(6/1/2016)

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.

ARAB RESOURCE COLLECTIVE
Arab Network for Early Childhood Development (ANECD) Founding Forum, 15-17 December, 2014

(5/25/2016)

This report1 covers the proceedings of the Founding Forum of the Arab Network for Early Childhood Development (ANECD). The three-day meeting included 24 presentations related to networking and ECD challenges globally and in Arab countries. The participants adopted a Concluding Document with recommendations and a road map for the deployment of the Network.

ARAB RESOURCE COLLECTIVE
Empowerment Approach for Adults Working and Living with Children

(5/25/2016)

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.

ARAB RESOURCE COLLECTIVE
Developing Culturally Relevant Resources for ECCD – Action Oriented Approach

(5/23/2016)

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.

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THE ROLE OF SOCIAL ENTERPRISE IN DELIVERING HIGHQUALITY ECCE SERVICES TO THE MOST VULNERABLE: MODELS FROM THE UK AND KENYA

(5/22/2016)

It describes the role of social enterprise models as innovative and sustainable solutions for reaching the most vulnerable children. The authors present two examples from poor communities in different countries: one in poor London neighbourhoods in the UK, and one in urban slums near Nairobi in Kenya. In both cases, increased access to affordable, high-quality early childhood services for vulnerable parents is supported through a self-sustaining financial model based on social enterprise.

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FINANCING EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION SERVICES IN THE CARIBBEAN

(5/22/2016)

It describes the use of costing studies to improve the planning capacity of national governments in the Caribbean. The authors review a long-termcosting and financing research project and highlight several challenges and innovations in financing which are specific to the region.

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INEQUITY IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: ECD IN EMERGENCIES AS AN ENTRY POINT FOR NATIONAL-LEVEL POLICIES

(5/22/2016)

It describes how conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) was the starting point for the development of a national-level early childhood policy, through cooperation between the government and a number of international non-governmental organizations (INGOs). A newly created inter-ministerial early childhood committee oversees the implementation of the Community-Led Action for Children (CLAC) model to improve the quality of the health and education sectors.

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ADDRESSING INEQUITY IN THE EARLY CHILDHOOD SECTOR THROUGH NATIONAL PLANNING IN JAMAICA

(5/22/2016)

It relates Jamaica’s efforts to improve quality across the health and education sectors by developing a national strategic plan to better support poor parents and their young children. Through the implementation of five strategic objectives, the plan tackles elements of vulnerability and targets the overall provision of services in early childhood centres and in the home.

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HEALTH HOME VISITING TO SUPPORT EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT IN THE CEE/CIS REGION

(5/22/2016)

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.

CG GLOBAL REPORT 4:
ADDRESSING EQUITY AND QUALITY THROUGH INVESTING IN THE ECD WORKFORCE: NAMIBIA’S CHALLENGES AND ACHIEVEMENTS

(5/22/2016)

Since 1996, Namibia has been building a national, integrated set of early childhood policies and legal frameworks, with a strong emphasis on building equity across poverty lines. As in many countries, however, increases in access have not accompanied by improvements in the quality of services. In particular, the workforce is starkly different in terms of qualifications and remuneration between the younger (birth to 4 years) and older (5 to 9 years) age groups.

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