The Sequences project is a bottom-up reaction to the need of improving the quality of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) provision in Europe and:
- provides European ECEC private and public services with adequate tools for self and external evaluation of quality, with the direct involvement of providers and relevant stakeholders as quality development partners;
- defines a set of adequate tools to be put into practice by ECEC service providers in different EU countries in order to assess quality delivery of service;
- gathers a set of indicators in order to assess quality in five areas (access, workforce, curriculum, evaluation/monitoring, governance/funding) also with a focus on digital competences;
- develops a culture of quality at the ECEC service providers level, mainly through a bottom-up approach which directly involves providers and relevant stakeholders in self and external evaluation.
This 28-month-long project took place from 2016 to 2018 and was co-financed in the framework of Erasmus+. It brought together organizations from seven countries – Italy, Romania, Ireland, Malta, Lithuania, Hungary and Belgium, joining the efforts of the specific and relevant categories of stakeholders: private and public ECEC providers, national-level education trade unions, a VET provider delivering continuous training to ECEC professionals, with professional expertise in Quality Assurance, academia, national policy-level non-profit organizations and EPA as European civil society network.
More information can be found on its webpage.