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Early Childhood

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 project components provide true value to…

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On 14th September, 2018 Equilibrium’s first Early Childhood Centre celebrated its first birthday – a successful year in which roughly 140 families have visited us from different cities in Bulgaria and overseas. Many sent us greetings and presents on the occasion.

The day was dedicated to our most devoted fans – families that have become friends with us and among themselves. The culmination of the birthday party was the kiddie disco. Everyone had the chance to find themselves on…

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On 29th and 30th May, an assortment of 11 professionals came together at Equilibrium’s early years’ centre in Ruse to hear workshop leader, David Bisset, explain how “it takes great discipline to be as undisciplined” as he is.

It was his way of explaining how he deliberately makes himself do things that children do naturally but adults tend to disregard. By doing this he improves his own professional performance as a person responsible for learning and development within…

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At the start of April, Equilibrium brought together a small group of professionals with a shared interest in early years’ care and education.

The venue was our early childhood centre in Ruse and the event was deliberately given a fancy and grandiose title – “International Symposium: Early Years’ Education – Play & Interaction = Enchantment” as a tongue-in-cheek method of concealing how the actual activities would unfold.

Participants from Bulgaria, Bosnia, Moldova and Ukraine soon discovered how Equilibrium believes that…

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Of the participants in a discussion meeting on childcare in Bulgaria, organized by the NGO “EQUILIBRIUM” on September 12th, 2017 at the NGO House – Sofia

 

THE PROBLEMS THAT WE SEE

We, the signed above, as participants in the discussion meeting initiated by the NGO “EQUILIBRIUM”, discussed our observations on the Bulgarian system and established practices for the care of early childhood and we came to the following conclusions:

  • There are two opposing types of early childhood care: in…

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A National Round Table and a conference in Sofia launched the first in Bulgaria Family Center “In the world of early childhood”. The center was created in Ruse by “Equilibrium” with the financial support of the Velux Foundation.

A round table on childcare in Bulgaria, organized by the NGO “Equilibrium”, took place in Sofia on the 12th of September. The partners of the organization from Scotland and Sweden – inspirers of the idea of ​​the family center, as well as…

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It is not a kindergarten.  It is not purely a training centre. It is both a meeting place for families with young children and an informal venue where our team demonstrate our methods to fellow professionals. The emphasis on learning through play and exploration applies to children and adults alike.

Knowledge of child development is relatively easy to convey at an abstract level in our literature and  training material. However, we have risen to the challenge of reflecting developmentally appropriate…

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