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Working for Inclusion (2009-2011)

A cross-European programme to examine how improving the qualifications and skills of those working with our youngest children can help reduce poverty and improve social inclusion.

The Working for Inclusion programme was led by Children in Scotland in partnership with LA Bottega Di Geppetto, Italy, the Nordland Research Institute, Norway, and the Comenius Foundation for Child Development, Poland.

The two-year project, funded by the European Commission under the EU Progress Programme, sought to encourage and facilitate discussion over the role of the early years workforce.

Its aim was to enable greater and more effective dialogue between local and national governments, education, services and practitioners.

The programme encompassed research, publications, study visits, national seminars and online discussion.

It took place between February 2009 and January 2011.

A series of reports and papers were produced throughout the Working for Inclusion programme.

Final report:

Working for inclusion: how early childhood education and care (ECEC) and its workforce can help Europe’s youngest citizens

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Briefing on the Working for Inclusion research findings:

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Research overview report:

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Study visit reports:

The child as protagonist: working with the child as agents in their own development and learning, Italy

Working with Diversity, Scotland

Inclusive workforce models for rural and remote areas, Norway

Working in an inclusive way with children and families, across agencies and age groups, Poland 

> Read these reports