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ECEC webinar: staff continuous professional development

webinar promoted by the European Comission – DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture on Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in Europe: reinforcing the continuous professional development of ECEC staff, on Monday 13 September – 14.00-16.00. This webinar follows upon the launch event with Commissioner Gabriel on 3 March and the presentation of the results of the work […]


Dissemination activities

Belgium Podcast Naar een slimme inzet van kinderverzorgers in de kleuterklas This podcast (Dutch) talks about the current situation and problems in relation to the position of assisting practitioners and the education and care divide in the pre-primary school in Flanders. The podcast tells the story of two assisting practitioners and the pilotschool in Antwerp […]


Country factsheets

As part of the dissemination plan the VALUE consortium prioritize to produce, at the end of the project, a country factsheet which enables a broader view of the pilot, results and resources made available. Please find here the four factsheets.


Actions for policy and practice

This document is an advocacy tool to be disseminated at national and international level by all the partners in the consortium. It aims to call for action of policy makers and practitioners: Informing, raising awareness and guiding policy change about the role of assistants & interprofessional practice within an educare approach. Disseminating the VALUE´s outputs […]


Country Reports

In the four country reports, you will find in-depth information about the pilot projects in each country. The country reports present the experiences of facilitators and participants with the VALUE CPD pathways.


Endline report

In this VALUE endline report, the following question is examined: How can continuous professional development (CPD) strengthen professional identity, holistic approaches to educational work (educare) and cooperation between core and assisting practitioners working within the field of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC)? This question is explored through pilot projects conducted by research groups located […]


Baseline study

This report presents the results of the VALUE baseline survey conducted in pilot schools in each of the four participating countries (Belgium, Denmark, Portugal and Slovenia) in the first phase of the VALUE project. The baseline study was conducted to give an impression of the context in which the VALUE pilot project was implemented. The […]


Literature review

Why investing in professional development for the whole staff? What are the conditions to enable sustainable collaborative practice in ECEC teams? And what is the state of the art concerning the position and working conditions of assisting and core practitioners in the Early Childhood and Care systems in the VALUE countries?

Proposal for key principles of a quality framework for early childhood education and care

Proposal for key principles of a Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care is the report of the Working Group on Early Childhood Education and Care under the auspices of the European Commission. The proposed Quality framework identifies 5 key components of a qualitative system: 1.       access to early childhood education and care, 2.       training and working […]