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.
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…
A PLAY SANCTUARY
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
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: