150 inspectors for early education and representatives of early education services in Romania participated between 24 and 27 April at a working meeting organized in Bucharest by First Years, First Priority Romanian National Coordinator Centrul Step by Step in order to increase the quality of services for early childhood.
The participants made a brief analysis of the process of integration of crèches at local level, shared good practices on the integration process and discussed the framework document for ensuring quality educational practices in services for children under 3 years of age.
Among the resources offered to all participants were the position papers of the European campaign “First Years, First Priority” and the latest publications of Centrul Step by Step – Learning Activities for very young children (from birth to 3 years), the ISSA Book Package “Reading Corner” and the Guide for reading activities for children aged 2-3 years.
The National Coordinator also recently met with pedagogy students from the West University of Timișoara and gave them the opportunity to participate in several didactic activities and get familiar with the teaching-learning-evaluation philosophy behind the organisation’s programmes.
Founded in 1994, the Step by Step Center offers teachers training courses and develops, jointly with the Ministry of National Education, an instruction and education program for preschool, primary and secondary education.