Erasmus + KA2
What’s up in education: new models for future pre-school services” project was part of the Erasmus+ programme, that is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe.
Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Services and Programs represent an important context to promote children and family well-being and to prevent vulnerability. In the last years European society had to cope with different challenges. These changes required to extend the access to ECEC services in order to accommodate a greater number of families, develop more inclusive and holistic educational services, able to intercept the different needs of different families and different type of users.
The 3 partners involved in the project represented examples of different Ecec government and organization services. The job shadowing experience (one of the main activities) enabled the partners to share the best practices to transfer and experiment into their own communities.
We project had two specific objectives:
The project facilitated knowledge exchanges among teachers, managers, coordinators and the larger community, in order to enhance intellectual, cultural, and social influence to improve young children’s developmental outcomes.
A European comparison enriched our understanding of the role that higher level institutional governance play in promoting healthy child development: each country can differ substantially in their institutional histories in the ways in which they provide support to families and children.
For these reasons the “school to school” exchange was an opportunity to share different pedagogic and governance models, deepening the knowledge about each other’s practices and learning from them, and identify practices to be transferred or tested in the home context according to each partner characteristics.
16/17 November 2016
22/23 March 2017
20/21 June 2017
FINAL EVALUATION MEETING
23/24 May 2018
JOB-SHADOWING in all countries
From September to November 2017
LOCAL TESTING OF THE PRACTICES
From November 2017 to April 2018, in each country
From January to April 2018, in each country
At the end of the project the innovative Pre school organizational models were identified and best Practices were tested and implemented with teachers and families, this in turn increased the competences in Pre school teachers.