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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 […]

The portuguese pilots journey in the Value Seminar

At the seminar VALUE both groups of the portuguese pilot presented their training journey and commented on what was most significant to them.  EB1 / JI S.Domingos (Santarém):  − [The training journey was] based on what we are and know, always supported by the trainers.  − [Helped us] realize that in the center is the […]

Partnership meeting in Copenhagen

In September 2018 the pilot phase of the VALUE project started. In each country (Belgium, Denmark, Portugal and Slovenia) the partners implemented the VALUE pathway in several pilot schools. In each school the whole team (teachers and assistants) is involved in a professional development pathway. Teachers and assistants reflect on their professional identity and their […]

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Professional learning community as a path of continuous professional development of professionals

The aim of the VALUE initiative is to create a ‘path of continuous professional development (CPD) for all kindergarten professionals’, to improve collaboration between kindergarten teachers and kindergarten teachers’ assistants, and at the same time to recognize the diversity according to their background and experience. In this respect, the VALUE initiative aims to improve collaborative […]

Seminar “Building Collaborative Educational Teams”

As part of the project VALUE – Valuing Diversity in Care and Education, co-financed by the Erasmus + Program of the European Commission, the Aga Khan Portugal Foundation, in partnership with the School of Education of Santarém, held the Seminar “Building Collaborative Educational Teams” on May 11, at the Olivais Sul Children’s Center (CIOS). The […]

Partnership meeting in Ghent

In May 2018 the VALUE partners met in Ghent. The partners shared their knowledge, experiences and methodologies on professional development for ECEC professionals with each other. Educational Research Institute (Slovenia) shared their experience with building professional learning communities of schools: how to build these communities in a sustainable way? Aga Khan Foundation Portugal presented their […]

NESET II AR1/2016 Analytical Report

NESET II AR1 / 2016 Analytical Report The VALUE project builds upon the research findings in the NESET II publication Professionalisation of Childcare Assistants in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC): Pathways towards Qualification (Peeters, J., Sharmahd, N., Budginaitė, I., 2016). This analytical report was prepared for the European Commission. In many countries, part of […]

Kick off meeting VALUE in Lisbon

From 26 until 28 February 2018 the VALUE partners met in the beautiful Ismaili Centre in Lisbon. Training and research centres from Portugal, Denmark, Slovenia and Belgium will focus during 3 years on the collaboration between all ECEC practitioners (core and assisting practitioners) involved in the care and learning process of young children. A central […]