Erasmus Qual Full Day Care

“Enhancing Quality in Family Day Care” is funded by the European Union under the Erasmus+

Programme Key Action 2: Partnerships for Cooperation and led by Early Childhood Ireland.

Three organisations are partnering on the implementation: Aarhus Universitet (Denmark), Vernieuwing In De Basisvoorzieningen Voor Jonge Kinderen – VBJK (Flanders, Belgium), and Vlaams Welzijnsverbond (Flanders, Belgium).

This project runs for 18 months, from 01 September 2022 to 29 February 2024.

The objectives of this Project are to:

  1. Identify and explore effective approaches to developing competent multi-level systems in FDC governance and quality management, enabling professionalisation and workforce development, and generating FDC recruitment and retention strategies, to strengthen FDC.
  2. Share the learning with target groups and stakeholders responsible for multi-level policymaking and VET infrastructures, to influence policy objectives and actions.
  3. Increase the capacity of partner organisations to advocate for effective policies and  practices that enable high-quality FDC systems and services strategies and guidelines from municipalities remain inadequate to accommodate children and families from non-standard backgrounds – exclusion is widespread.

Project results will be achieved through Learning, Teaching and Training Activities (LTTA) in Ireland, Flanders, Belgium and Denmark.

A final report analysing project learning will be published and disseminated in 2024.

Contact Persons

Liz Kerrins

Director of Research

Early Childhood Ireland

Aoife Horgan

Research Support Officer

Early Childhood Ireland

Project links: 

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QualFDC | Enhancing Quality in Family Day Care | VBJK