Project "Kindergarten without borders – Expending Early Learning Opportunities for Young Children”
Info on Training of Trainers for the program “Begin from the beginning - beginning is important – support to early development and learning”
Under the project "Kindergarten without borders – Expending Early Learning Opportunities for Young Children” The first Training of Trainers for the program “Begin from the beginning - beginning is important – support to early development and learning” was held in Belgrade from March 5th to 7th . The respective program is accredited as an optional program, number 766 in the Catalogue of continuous professional development of teachers, educators, professional associates and directors for the school year 2011/2012 .
The main goal of the training was to create a body of local trainers in 10 project municipalities (Vranje, Prokuplje, Sjenica, Novi Pazar, Aleksinac, Kladovo, Zaječar, Bor , Loznica and Smederevo), able to disseminate knowledge and skills as well as to motivate and empower parents, educators and representatives of local communities to create high quality and affordable programs for children of early age, with special emphasis on children from marginalized and vulnerable groups.
For that purpose all participants got a package of support materials that contains a detailed scenario of the training process, video and power-point presentations, handouts, and the manuals of CIP Center for Interactive Pedagogy. Till April the 10th, ten trainings in ten project municipalities will be organized with approximately 300 participants.
The quality of training was highly rated by participants, average mark 3,83 out of max 4. The value of offered content for improving their own practice has been particularly highlighted (3.96. Participants were also content with interesting and hands on examples on how to advocate for importance of early childhood development and learning as well as how to organize diversified preschool programs that meet interests and needs of children, parents and local community.
The trainers were Dragana Koruga and Olga Lakicevic (CIP Center for Interactive Pedagogy). Tanja Rankovic (Education Specialist, UNICEF) did presentation on “The Roles and Responsibilities of local authorities in the field of education”, within the session related to the status and challenges of ECD /preschool education in local community.
"Kindergarten without borders – Expending Early Learning Opportunities for Young Children” is project supported by MoES and UNICEF and implemented by CIP Center for Interactive Pedagogy.