International Step By Step Association (ISSA)

ISSA is a network that connects professionals and non-profit organisations working in the field of early childhood development. ISSA's community currently includes members in 40 countries, primarily in Europe and Central Asia. ISSA's mission is to ensure equal access to quality care and education for all young children. To achieve this mission, ISSA promotes high quality and professionalism in providing care and education for young children, by engaging with ECD field, developing resources and building capacity among its membership and beyond. ISSA has substantial experience serving as a clearing house, catalyst, convener and facilitator of an ECD learning communicty in Europe and Central Asia.

Results For Development (R4D)

R4D is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to unlock solutions to tough development challenges that prevent people in low- and middle- income countries from realizing their full potential. Using multiple approaches in multiple sectors including Global Education, Global health, Governance and Market Dynamics. R4D supports the discovery abd implementation of new ideas for reducing poverty and improving lives around the world. R4D’s work in early childhood development focuses on improving the quality of services by strengthening the early childhood workforce, improving financing for early childhood systems and supporting program managers as they innovate and scale their approaches.

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