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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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What is it about?

It involves conducting play-oriented, group sessions in a club format with children and their parents (or other adult relatives) in Seljametya neighbourhood with a high number proportion of Roma families.

The approach involves learning through experience using the strengths of children and parents, and the diverse range of intelligence that each child possesses. Using games and a variety of subtle methods, facilitators encourage parents and children to engage with the idea of learning but in circumstances…

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The film ‘Creative Parenting’ was produced within the project ‘Creative parenting: the creation of Bulgaria’s first Early Childhood Resource Centre – in support of families, social workers and educators’, funded by the Velux Foundations

The Ruse family centre for early childhood development was created as a part of a project, funded by The Velux Foundations, Denmark and as a response to the needs and aspirations of families with small children.
In very simple terms, our aim is to help parents (caregivers) be the best they can in their roles as mothers and fathers.
Our first steps in the context of the project included extensive talks with mums and dads to make sure our future…

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Early childhood development occurs in a 100% of the cases between the ages of 0 and 7, regardless of whether the parents and the pedagogues deal purposefully with it. It is important and scientifically and experimentally proven that these years are key to psyche, emotion, and intelligence for every person’s life. Therefore, the conscious occupation with the child in this age unfolds in the best way the potentials set by nature in every person. Early childhood development includes health and…

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pdf-buttonPositivity_in_DI__ENGEquilibrium’s contribution to the de-institutionalisation of children in Ruse District

How Do Service Providers Stay Positive when Answering the Demands of Deinstitutionalization? How Do They Convey this Positivity to Clients and the Larger Community?

This brief publication talks about Equilibrium’s contribution to the deinstitutionalization of children and young adults. This work has taken place primarily in the Ruse region but our organization has professional influence throughout the country. Having provided the implementation team that closed the first “baby home” in…

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goodEQ – Positivity based on longevity of experience

EQ has made its views known at policy level. However, in the context of delivering day-to-day care to children and young adults with special needs, dwelling on difficulties is highly counter-productive. No organization can pursue quality from a standpoint of adverse criticism and negativity.

We are actually very fortunate in three respects:

  1. We have been directly involved in the management of family-type accommodation since the introduction of the practice in Bulgaria. The…

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