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SEED | Reflecting on psychosocial wellbeing in ECEC through Wanda

What is the psychosocial wellbeing of children? How can we improve that?


The starting point of the project is the analysis of 5-year old children in the Netherlands, Croatia, Hungary, Norway and Latvia. With the UPSI-5, the Universal Psychosocial Indicator for 5-year-old boys and girls we look into the psychosocial wellbeing of children, and more specifically of children living in more vulnerable contexts.  

The WANDA-path

After this analysis phase, every country will select ECEC provision for the professional support trajectory, coached by VBJK. The main focus here is team reflection, starting from the Wanda-method (developped by VBJK and Artevelde University College), that will be adapted to this project. This will also result in a training of trainers, developed and supported by VBJK.

New Wanda in different European countries

This training will lead to a Wanda trajectory in a given ECEC setting in the different countries. VBJK will supervise this trajectory of continued professional development. In doing so we keep the focus clear on the main goal: how to support professionals in their reflecting on the psychosocial wellbeing of children and on improving the practice?

This project is coordinated by ICDI



European Commission Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships in Primary Education


Center for Education Initiatives, Latvia

International Child Development Initiatives (ICDI), the Netherlands (Coordinator)

Open Academy Step by Step, Croatia

Partners for Democratic Change, Hungary

Queen Maud University College of Early Childhood Education, Norway

University of Applied Science Almere, the Netherlands

VBJK, Centre for Innovations in the Early Years, Belgium

Associated Partners: ISSA (International Step by Step Association) and Eurochild



More information?

Do you want more information? Please contact Sandra Van der Mespel.