The online policy workshop event, titled “The implementation of the ProW intervention program in Greece: From strategy to results,” held on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, witnessed a harmonious convergence of researchers, professionals, and political stakeholders. Organized by the Directorate of Primary Education of Western Thessaloniki and Municipality of Kalamaria, in collaboration with the International Hellenic University and the University of Crete the event provided a platform for a robust exchange of ideas and insights.
Professor Maria Tsitiridou-Evangelou delved into the realm of professional learning, emphasizing its impact on the well-being of teachers and children. Director Evangelia Boutsou highlighted exemplary practices in preschools, shedding light on effective methodologies. Director Eleni Delli provided valuable insights into the practical application of the ProW program in municipal childcare centers in Kalamaria. Professor Georgios Manolitsis explored positive behavioral reinforcement in preschool classrooms, underscoring the benefits for both children and teachers. These presentations collectively contributed to a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities within the realm of early childhood education, marking a significant step forward in advancing the ProW intervention program.
Keynote speakers highlighted the strategic aspects of the ProW program, emphasizing its potential to drive positive change within the realm of early childhood education. Attendees were encouraged to contribute their thoughts, creating a dynamic exchange of ideas that transcended traditional boundaries.
As the event concluded, it left a resonating impact, paving the way for future collaborations and initiatives aimed at elevating the standards of early childhood education in Greece. The success of this informative workshop signifies a shared commitment to the well-being and professional growth of teachers, underscoring the importance of collaborative efforts in shaping the future of education.