European Commission’s ECEC Working Group Toolkit features TOY for Inclusion

After two years of work, the European Commission’s Early Childhood Education and Care Working Group is organizing an online launch event Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe: a focus on inclusion and staff professionalization on 3 March 2021. During the launch, two important reports for the field will be introduced:

– the Toolkit for inclusive early childhood education and care and

– the Report on how to recruit, train and motivate well-qualified ECEC staff.

Both reports intend to provide guidance to countries in addressing the most pressing issues related to ECEC staff and inclusive ECEC services, under the broader framework and operationalizing the European Quality Framework on Early Childhood Education and Care. Many country examples, good practices, and successful initiatives. Notably, the TOY for Inclusion project is featured as a good practice in the Toolkit for inclusive early childhood education and care. Find it in the section “Working with families”, page 92.

These reports aim to create a better bridge between practice and policy, between governmental and non-governmental efforts and expertise.

During the event, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Mariya Gabriel will be joined by:

  • João Costa, Portuguese Secretary of State of Education
  • Roderic O’Gorman, Irish Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth

The event will be held in English. The detailed program can be found here.

How do you join the event?

When: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 – 13:30-15:30 CET

Where: You can watch the event here. You can also follow the event at Erasmus+ on Facebook or on Erasmus+ on Twitter.

Note, no prior registration is required to watch the live stream.