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Early Childhood

Bulgaria’s first Early Childhood and Family Resource Centre (“family centre” for short) is an award-winning facility that was opened in 2017 in the city of Ruse. It is wholly owned and operated by Equilibrium.

It operates as an informal meeting place for families with young children (those under 7) and offers a combination of first-class facilities and access to a team of professionals skilled in early years’ care and family counseling.

The family centre is available to Ukrainian mothers and… Continue reading

Yesterday – October 25 – an innovative playground was opened in the Kindergarten “Brothers Grimm” in Sofia under the project “Reform of Early Children’s Education in Eastern Europe – Bulgaria”. Equilibrium works in in partnership with VIA University College, Denmark and the project is funded by the Villum Foundation, Denmark. The project started in January 2019 and, yesterday, was its symbolic end. However, it represents a new bold start for the children, parents and educators and… Continue reading

During the autumn months, an Equilibrium team will continue to support the working relationship between VIA University College in Denmark and “Brothers Grimm” kindergarten in Sofia.

We are half-way through the programme and progress has depended on refining the way all participants operate from remote locations using Zoom technology. This is no easy task when you consider that VIA personnel and EQ interpreters need to link up with as many as nine teams from the kindergarten during the working day… Continue reading

Equilibrium believes that quality early care and education is crucial for children’s development into independent and competent adults. Having created in 2017 the first Early Childhood Development Resources Centre in Ruse in support of parents, educators and social workers, we have initiated the modernization of nursery and pre-school education in Bulgaria through our recent project: Reform of Early Childhood Education in Eastern Europe – Bulgaria.

Implementation period: January, 2019 to December, 2021

Source of funding: Villum Foundation, Denmark

We are… Continue reading

Equilibium’s Family Centre (FC) in Rousse is an interactive family centre operating “in the world of early childhood” created for the benefit of families, pedagogues and social workers. The centre is the result of the project: Parenting Creatively – Creation of Bulgaria’s first Early Childhood Resource Centre (Serving Families + Educators + Childcare Professionals)

This evaluation aims to answer the following questions:

  1. What is the benefit to users that comes from contact with the FC? Do the… Continue reading