22nd March 2022 from 9.30-11.00 CET
Training and resource centre for professional staff in non-formal education
Carole Greiveldinger, Incluso Programme Coordinator. APEMH, Luxembourg.
The Incluso resource centre in Luxembourg offers advice and support on inclusion to non-formal education professionals and parents, as well as to anyone interested in the subject, in order to promote and develop inclusive early childhood education and child care services. The UNCRPD principles are fully embedded in Incluso’s everyday work in so far as they consider them to be universal pedagogical/educational principles for professionals when working with children/families (with or without disabilities). Hence, they are fully integrated in the wide range of services they offer such as trainings, workshops, evaluations, coaching, meeting spaces.
The goal of Incluso is to encourage the development of inclusive approaches and practices to increase the number of childcare services implementing such an approach. It aims to raise awareness of education professionals about the subject of including children with special needs in mainstream childcare services, supporting them in working out projects for children with special needs, and finally developing the professional skills of childcare providers to meet the individual needs of every child (with or without disabilities) in an inclusive setting. The UNCRPD is one of the guiding documents for these trainings. For Incluso, the basic principles of an inclusive approach to education are the following: the child as actor of their own competences, the environment adapting to the needs of the child, and finally equality of opportunity and equity of means, in line with the objectives of the UNCRPD as specified in the General Comment number 4.
After a great year connecting with the COFACE Family Lab community through regular breakfast byte webinars looking at different types of supports to families (a support service, a campaign, a policy, a project, and more) we will launch a new breakfast byte series again in 2022.
It will again focus on diverse types of family supports across the EU, including campaigns on inclusive education, cross-border recognition of familial ties, family leadership for an inclusive life, employment supports to adults with disabilities, tips for child safety in the home, training of non-formal education staff for working with children with and without special needs, building energy systems which put families before profits and more.
With these breakfast bytes, we aim to increase critical thinking and understanding of family support systems. The target group of the webinars is especially professionals working with families and children but is open to all (researchers, policy-makers, teachers, health workers, families, and more). It is more important than ever to connect professionals through transnational exchanges in order to tackle the social impacts of COVID-19 on families and children.
Did you miss our breakfast Bytes series or you would like to re-watch it? You can find it on COFACE TV, our Youtube channel.