On May 29–31, 2019, the 8th International Conference “Early Childhood Care and Education” (ECCE-2019) took place in Moscow.
The event was organized by International Academy of Preschool Education (IAPE), Association of Development of Quality Preschool Education (ADEQPE), Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the MFO of Russia (MGIMO University). The conference.
The conference was held under the auspices of UNESCO and its brought together scientists, teachers from Russia, Chile, Germany, Finland, USA, UK, France, Italy, India and other countries. The event was attended by more than 2100 people from 42 states and 58 regions of the Russian Federation.
Within eight years, the conference has become a platform for a lively exchange of views and experiences, for presenting the latest research and educational practices.
The partner country of ECCE-2019 was Turkey. In 2019 it was the first time when the status of Focus region, a region of Russia with special attention, had been introduced. The focus region of the ECCE-2019 became the republic of Sakha (Yakutia). This new tradition aroused the great interest of Russian and foreign participants.
Round tables and scientific sections on 37 most relevant topics of childhood research, seminars (Pre-Conference Seminars) and excursions to kindergartens were organized within this business program. The best teaching practices from all regions of Russia were introduced for the first time in 2019 arising great public interest.
On the last day of the conference, teachers and parents took part in the traditional Open Educational Program, available for all pre-registered. A wide range of lectures, presentations, master classes by Russian and foreign experts was introduced to participants as part of this program.
The round table discussion of the UNESCO “Sustainable development as a humanitarian problem and a subject of early childhood education” became one of the highlights of ECCE-2019.
The international conference ECCE-2019 was dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the International Children’s Day and the Year of the Book in the CIS. It was supported by the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the Russian Academy of Education, the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation, the Russian Society “Znanie”, the Russian Psychological Society, United Nation Association of Russia, the Eurasian Universities Association, the World Bank Group, Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO. This emphasizes the high level of the event and its importance in achieving global goals, in particular, Sustainable Development Goal 4.2 on ensuring that all children have access to quality pre-primary education by 2030.
The Organizing Committee of the Conference