Title "High Quality of Early Childhood Education and Care"
Project Number LLP/LDV/TOI/08/IT/536
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text 1) sessions of exchange and testing of materials on quality ECEC; 2) content processing and publication on-line, to the benefit of a larger public; 3) reflection and deeper awareness among stakeholders about learning/training programmes to settle, enhance, deepen certain aspects of quality ECEC.
This project aims to testing and applying in some national/local contexts concepts, practises and learning/training methodologies for high quality in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC).
The issue is relevant because of the cross-sectoral impact of Childcare, as well as for being a field of best application of lifelong learning concepts, and for allowing wide ground for trans-national innovation and transfer.
1.ECEC has been raised as a priority in many EU Member States because of its cross sectoral impact (not only education, but also social inclusion of children and families, employabilities of parents and more jobs in the childcare sector, balance of responsabilities within the families).
2.A constructivist approach to quality in ECEC is based on a negotiation and agreement on standards, objectives, education practises; that is, it is based on a reflexive attitude, whose the continuos training/learning of the actors involved in learning/training is a pillar.
3.ECEC presents remarkable differences between Countries in Europe. In this project some well rooted and long-lasting pedagogical traditions and practises can offer materials for reflection, local testing and implementation, respectful of national contexts, policies, programmes and autonomous developments.
The Partnership is formed by:
Istituto degli Innocenti (IT), working at a regional/national level in the field of research, documentation, training, service providing on children's rights.
Early Years (UK), providing advice, support and training in the voluntary and private sector delivering services for young children, active in the Republic of Ireland, England, and in Eastern Europe
National Children's Nursereries Association , leading representative organisation for full day care providers in Republic of Ireland.
University of Iasi, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences.
The expected results are: 1) sessions of exchange and testing of materials on quality ECEC; 2) content processing and publication on-line, to the benefit of a larger public; 3) reflection and deeper awareness among stakeholders about learning/training programmes to settle, enhance, deepen certain aspects of quality ECEC.
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