Our mission

VBJK is all about Innovation in the Early Years


Innovation for VBJK means working continuously on quality. We keep track of evolutions on the workfloor and in research, we follow-up in national and international changes and keep moving so that basic provision for young children can keep on growing. VBJK is committed to support, improve, deepen and fine-tune the daily work of so many professionals.

We do this by connecting all involved parties: children, parents, practitioners, researchers, policymakers and all possible relevant organisations. We also do this in our coaching projects, our product development and our research. VBJK always looks for work on the crossroads between practice, policy and research. Every innovation stands on its own but is, at the same time, embedded in the larger picture. Here you can see how we work, both on the national and the international level.

Innovation in ECEC 

VBJK gets engaged in basic provision for young children and families:

Good basic services of early childhood education and care (ECEC) are places where children feel safe and cared for, where they get a sense of belonging, where they can develop all aspects of their identity and from where they can go discover the world. In such services, families are welcomed and invited to write their story, together with others. That is why these places are so fundamentally important. They support the education at home and play a major role in society.

The Early Years

Young children are VBJK’s first target group. In our work with professionals, children (0 – 12 years) and their families are our main concern. We commit ourselves to every child, regardless of gender, background, language, religion, colour of skin, need, culture, political or other conviction, sexual preference, home situation, social position or any other circumstance. You can read more on this in our vision, our values.