The specific objectives of the VALUE project are:

  • Gain a detailed understanding of the situation of  practitioners that help and assist preschool teachers and the collaboration between both in dealing with the care and learning needs of diverse children and families in the countries involved.
  • Develop, test and implement innovative professional development pathways for the whole teams within ECEC centres which (1) strengthen a collaborative approach to address the learning and care needs of diverse children and families and (2) strengthen the role and position of assisting practitioners.
  • Raise awareness of policy makers and organizing bodies in the ECEC field about: (1) making the invisible position of assisting practitioners more visible; (2) the importance of a collaborative approach in the context of complex multi-diverse societies; (3) the working conditions needed to strengthen the position and agency of assisting practitioners and to enable a collaborative approach.