Scaling up TOY for Inclusion: what to expect next

What is happening next with TOY for Inclusion? Currently we are preparing the launch of more Play Hubs in 2020. At the end of this year a European event will showcase the stories of children and families.

The TOY for Inclusion Play Hubs prepare children at risk of exclusion for kindergarten and school. Over the past two years, the project has created eight Play Hubs for young children in seven EU countries: one in Belgium, Croatia, Latvia, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia and two in Italy. TOY for Inclusion has been an award winning international success for its services to thousands of children and families.

While many are enjoying the hot summer we have been busy with looking for 8 new Play Hub locations, including one in Turkey and one in the Netherlands. They will all open in early 2020.

What are the Play Hubs?

They support the early childhood development of Romani, migrant and vulnerable children to foster their integration in schools and preschools. Each Play Hub is coordinated by a practitioner. Read more here.

Advocacy plans

In addition, the advocacy will play a key role in this new phase. We are preparing several campaign actions to advise EU and local policy makers on how non-formal educational activities in early childhood policies can foster inclusion. A European event at the end of 2019 will showcase the stories of children and families.

Stay tuned as more news will follow!