29th June 2006: CHILDREN IN MOLDOVA: Delightful update yesterday, on the EveryChild news page here. A couple of brief excerpts follow:
MOLDOVA ANNOUNCES WIDE-REACHING CHANGES TO CHILDCARE
[quote] Moldova is set to completely reform their national childcare policy, practice and legislation, eventually replacing large institutions with child-focused, family-based alternatives [/unquote]
[quote] ... I salute the President's decision to put childcare so high on the agenda and take such a great step forward. Children are our future and this new policy is all about putting children first and providing the best environment to give them every opportunity to develop and eventually take their rightful place in adult life." Stela Grigoras EveryChild [/unquote]
To read the rest of the article (which includes contact details for the Press Office at EveryChild), please click here
26th June 2006: PLAY POLICY AND STRATEGY: Just received here, from PlayLink:
PLAY POLICY AND STRATEGY ONLINE FORUM
Now extended to Friday 30 June 2006
The PLAYLINK/Free Play Network discussion forum on Play Policy and Strategy development has been extended for one week for participants to post questions and comments. A final endnote will be posted by PLAYLINK on Monday 3 July at which point this site will be closed for further comments. All questions and comments will remain available to view. Our team of facilitators (who are local authority officers with responsibility for play policy and strategy development) aims to respond throughout the week, ending Friday 30 June 2006.
WE WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR HELP IN ENSURING WIDEST POSSIBLE DISSEMINATION OF THIS MESSAGE.
1. SEND this notice to individuals and organisations who might be interested to give them the opportunity to join the emailing list and contribute to the project and to be informed of events and developments.
2. To join our mailing list and receive notification of future events, go to: http://www.freeplaynetwork.org.uk/playlink/contacts.htm.
3. To participate or view the Play Strategy discussion forum, go to: http://www.freeplaynetwork.org.uk/playlink/playstrategydiscussion.
If you have any queries about the discussion forum, please contact Nicola Butler - nbutler [at] freeplaynetwork.org.uk - or Bernard Spiegal - info [at] playlink.org.uk.
Please do pass on details to anyone you know that might be interested in this - thanks :)