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LTTA events

There are three planned LTTA events over the course of the QualFDC project with each event being dedicated to implementing project activities. The purpose of these events is to identify and explore effective approaches to enabling professionalisation and workforce development in Family Day Care (FDC) and to share the learning with target groups to strengthen FDC in the partner countries and the European Union. Specific activities include presentations, discussions, and site visits to learn about different initiatives supporting family day carers in the three partner countries, including:

  • Analysing the role and working methods of family day care services and supports for family day care services in order to strengthen their policymaking capacity.
  • Initiatives aimed at unqualified family day carers to obtain a qualification as an ECEC; practitioner, such as recognition of prior learning, accelerated pathways for childminders; support by mentors and e-learning platform; Pedagogical coaching of family day carers.
  • The organisation of the visit will also include opportunities for social and cultural activities comprising the hosts and visitors. 
  • Site visit to family day care service, with a presentation on the role and working methods of the family day care service and a meeting with family day carers. 

Learning, Teaching and Training Activity (LTTA) 1 Flanders, Belgium

Description

The first Learning, Teaching and Training Activity (LTTA) took place in Flanders, Belgium from the 31/01/23 to 02/02/23. This LTTA was hosted by VBJK and VWV. This peer learning project explores partners’ examples of inspiring and effective policies and implementation in family day care (FDC) governance and management systems, workforce professionalisation and development, and recruitment and retention, to strengthen the provision of accessible, affordable, high-quality FDC. The objectives of this LTTA are to inform, discuss, inspire, question each other, exchange ideas & inspiring practices, and reflect on:

  • the Flemish ECEC system in general,
  • Family day care (FDC) system in Flanders,
  • Training and support of FDC in Flanders.

We aimed to discuss the state of play, but also the strengths and the current challenges. We aimed to come to policy recommendations and come to new learning questions that can be discussed in the next two LTTAs.

Learning, Teaching and Training Activity (LTTA) 2: Denmark

LTTA2 Denmark

Description

The second Learning, Teaching and Training Activity (LTTA) of this project took place in Copenhagen, Denmark from 06/06/23 to 08/06/23. The lead partner organising this LTTA was Aarhus University. The theme of this LTTA was Family day care systems and quality management. The purpose of the event is the 

  • identification and exploration of effective approaches to developing competent multi-level systems in FDC governance and quality management.
  • sharing the learning with target groups to strengthen FDC in the partner countries and the EU.
  • identification and exploration of effective approaches to developing competent multi-level systems in FDC governance and quality management. 

Learning, Teaching and Training Activity (LTTA) 3: Republic of Ireland

LTTA3 Ireland

Description

The third Learning, Teaching and Training Activity (LTTA) of this project will take place in Dublin, Ireland from the 03/10/23 to 05/10/23. The lead partner organising this LTTA is Early Childhood Ireland. The theme for the third LTTA is Family day carer recruitment and retention. The purpose of this event is to identify and explore effective approaches to generating FDC recruitment and retention strategies and share the learning with target groups to strengthen FDC in the partner countries and the EU.