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ChildIN trainers begin their second round of virtual training sessions in Portugal

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On 3 October 2020, 11 trainers from France, Poland and Portugal attended a meeting to kick off the second round of virtual pilot trainings on autism and inclusive childminding. These trainings, moderated by the Cooperativa Comenius in Porto, follow the first round of pilot trainings which took place in the spring of 2020 and will be ongoing until the end of November.

The objective of the trainings is to prepare trainers for testing the “Training Kit” developed in the framework of the ChildIN project. The Training kit is based on learning materials developed for childminders and other Vocational and Educational Training (VET) players across Europe and is designed to improve caring and the inclusion of autistic children.

At the meeting, the learning materials for the Training Kit were reviewed and trainers had the opportunity to express their suggestions for developing the kit further. The next steps of the production of the Training Kit were discussed and the trainers expressed their enthusiasm for the project and the testing phase.

Over the course of the training, trainers will complete a total of 50 hours, of which 20 hours will be online, including videoconferences, and 30 hours of self-study with the materials available on the ChildIN online platform.

At this time, pilot trainings are also taking place in Poland.