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Toy for Inclusion project - Conference: Community Based Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) for Roma Children & Families

High quality Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) is an essential foundation for children’s wellbeing, lifelong learning, social integration, personal development. However, research suggests that the considerable and growing disparities in access to quality education and increasing segregation in European schools start at a very young age. Children between 0 and 6 years old with a migrant, mi...

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ECEC Play Hubs: Integrated services for young children and their families

What are the ECEC Play Hubs? ECEC Play Hubs are safe Early Childhood Education and Care spaces where relationships between Roma and non-Roma young children and their families are built. They are located in areas that are reachable for both Roma and non-Roma families, and are designed and run by local committees composed by representatives of both communities, school and preschool teachers and loc...

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ISSA Conference 2017

For the very first time, the International ISSA Conference 2017 will take place in Ghent! Very proud and so excited Together with City of Ghent and Ghent University VBJK will host the annual ISSA Conference in Ghent. For Belgian policymakers, researchers, educators, practioners and other professionals involveld this is an unique opportunity to attend. ISSA 2017 explores the major challenges and...

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Continuing professional development and its impact on quality

One of the conditions for high quality ECEC is the permanent professional development of the people who work there. What kind of CPD and in-service training gives positive results? What is the meaning of lifelong learning in terms of quality in ECEC provision? VBJK delivers a systematic review: a study to compare and analyse all European research on this issue. Professional growth Giving practi...

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Transitions: making schools ready for young children and families (AM + PM)

Transities, zoals de overgang van thuis of de kinderopvang naar het kleuteronderwijs: daar ben je als beleidsmaker of expert nauw bij betrokken. Daarom nodigen wij je persoonlijk uit op dit internationale symposium waar je met 80 andere beleidsmakers en stakeholders ideeën kunt uitwisselen. Vier pilootprojecten in Engeland, Slovenië, Italië en België (Aalst) hebben die uitdagingen van transities...

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Transitions: making schools ready for young children and families (AM)

Transities, zoals de overgang van thuis of de kinderopvang naar het kleuteronderwijs: daar ben je als beleidsmaker of expert nauw bij betrokken. Daarom nodigen wij je persoonlijk uit op dit internationale symposium waar je met 80 andere beleidsmakers en stakeholders ideeën kunt uitwisselen. Vier pilootprojecten in Engeland, Slovenië, Italië en België (Aalst) hebben die uitdagingen van transities...

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EQUAP | Enhancing Quality through Participation

A good cooperation between parents and ECEC practitioners has always been one of our loved topics. International cooperation on this issue seems evident then.Enhancing Quality through ParticipationThe EQUAP project aims at a well thought-out, genuine parent policy in ECEC in Europe. We strongly believe that this has positive effects on quality. Therefore the acronym EQUAP: Enhancing Quality throug...

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Press Officer

Contact Wouter Bulckaert, he is VBJK's Press Officer. You can reach him via: wouter.bulckaert@vbjk.be +32 473 77 52 65 Under construction This press corner is under construction. We will soon upload press items from our archive. And of course new press items will appear. 

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Playing at home is also learning

Two months without school and preschool. Two months without learning? Not at all, because playing is learning! Parents tell through pictures what their children learn at home by playing. Check the poster and click on the pictures to discover the stories behind them! or visit the website of our partner ISSA

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Yesss!! A new website!

Why? We want to show and tell you so many things. Filled with materials While you explore our themes and areas of work, our projects and our publications, we have one advice: click around as much as possible. It is on the detail pages that you will find reports and manuals. There you can watch films and download articles and presentations. The English part shows our international projects and p...

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