10th International Research-to-Practice Conference “Early Childhood Care and Education” (ECCE 2020 Digital). Press release

10th International Research-to-Practice Conference “Early Childhood Care and Education” (ECCE 2020 Digital) will be held on December 10–12, 2020. The event commemorates the 10th anniversary of the first UNESCO World Conference “Early Childhood Care and Education” hosted in Moscow back in 2010. ECCE 2020 Digital is a follow-up to the UNESCO World Conference and aims to achieve the global goal set by the UN, namely to provide universal access to high-quality preschool education by 2030.

The event will be held under the auspices of UNESCO and timed to coinside with 75th anniversary of the founding of UN.

Russian and foreign preschool education experts, researchers and practitioners in the early childhood field are invited to take part in the event.

In 2020, the Conference is held in an all-digital format for the first time ever and will gather over 20,000 participants including speakers from Sweden, Australia, UK, US, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Uzbekistan and many other countries. It will provide the international community of educators and researchers with an outstanding opportunity to network and cooperate more closely.

At scientific and applied sessions, workshops and masterclasses, dedicated experts will share results of their most recent studies, offer brand-new approaches to childhood care and education, reveal lessons learned, discuss transformation processes the education sector is forced to undergo due to the coronavirus crisis.

The online format means live streaming from different areas of Russia and abroad. Pedagogical practices will be covered at an ad-hoc panel. Kindergartens from different Russian regions will discuss their hands-on experiences.

For more convenience, simultaneous interpreting from English to Russian and vice versa will be provided at some scientific sessions. It will allow for a more comfortable interaction among participants including Q&A and feedback.

Short agenda of ECCE 2020 Digital includes:

Scientific sessions:

  • Partner Country of the Conference — Republic of Uzbekistan
  • Focus Region of the Conference — Republic of Tatarstan
  • Economy of Early Childhood Education
  • Threats to Mental Health of Children: Risk Areas and Recovery Approaches
  • Training of Practitioners
  • What Is Kindergarten Education?
  • Storytelling of Private Early Childhood Education
  • Play in Early Childhood
  • Social Entrepreneurship in Education
  • Meeting of the Russian National Committee of OMEP
  • Media Education in Early Childhood
  • Health and Physical Development of Children
  • Education for Sustainable Development in Early Childhood
  • Giftedness Development in Early Childhood Education System

International roundtables:

  • Meeting of UNESCO Chairs
  • 75th Anniversary of the UN: UNESCO Education Projects
  • Kindergarten Leaders (International)
  • Space for Self-fulfillment as Prerequisite of Child’s Personality Development
  • Children with Special Educational Needs in Inclusive Early Childhood Education

International symposiums:

  • Early Childhood in Today’s Global Digital Age
  • Transforming Education in the Pandemic: International Context
  • Play and Its Role in Professional Training of Practitioners
  • International project: How to Evaluate Education Environment for Sustainable Development?
  • Developing Creativity in Early Childhood
  • Parents’ View of Early Childhood Education

Pecha Kucha: 

  • Small-size Kindergarten
  • Presenting best pedagogical practices (no simultaneous interpreting)

Keynote speakers of ECCE 2020:

Brenda Taggart — Senior Research Associate, research coordinator of Effective Preschool, Primary and Secondary Education (EPPSE 1997-2014) (UK).

Alexander Veraksa — PhD in Psychology, Head of Department of Pedagogical Psychology and Education of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Vice-President of the Russian Psychological Society, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Education (Russia). Winner of the Russian Federation Presidential Science and Innovation Award for Young People (Russia).

Ingrid Engdahl — Regional OMEP Vice President for Europe Associate, Professor in Department of Child and Youth Studies, Stockholm University (Sweden).

Nikolai Veresov — PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor in Monash University (Australia).

Silvia H. Koller — Full Professor and Chair of the Center for Psychological Studies of At-Risk

populations in the Department of Psychology at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brazil.

Conference organizers:

  • International Pedagogical Academy of Preschool Education (MPADO), Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia (MGIMO),
  • Association of Quality Development in Preschool Education (ARKADO).

The conference is traditionally supported by the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO and the Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Dates: December 10–12, 2020.

Format: Digital conference.

The traditional dedicated exhibition “Early Childhood Education Today” is held in a digital format for the first time in its history. Multiple companies will introduce their newly published books, techniques, toys and equipment for preschool organizations; they will run masterclasses, presentations, and brand-new releases.

Conference agenda (short version) ECCE 2020 376 Kb

Official website of ECCE 2020 Digital: www.ecceconference.com