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About the Conference

VI International Conference «Early Childhood Care and Education» (ECCE 2017)

VI International Conference «Early Childhood Care and Education» (ECCE 2017) will be held during 10-13 May, 2017 at the Lomonosov Moscow State University – MSU (Moscow, Russia)

Annual International Conference «Early Childhood Care and Education» was inspired by ECCE UNESCO conference held in Moscow in 2010. Now it is one of the largest annual international conferences for exchange of ideas through interdisciplinary dialogues among practitioners, teachers, psychologists, policymakers in the sphere of child development and education.

Main aims of the Conference are: bringing the major issues of the early education and the prospects for further research in this field up for discussion, showcasing the latest studies in early education, enhancing collaboration and network cooperation.

ECCE 2017 is organized by Lomonosov Moscow State University and Moscow Academy of Preschool Education and supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation, the World Bank and has been included in the Activities Plan for the Year of Education of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

International Conference «Early Childhood Care and Education» (ECCE) is held annually under the auspices of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO.

The History of the International Research-to-Practice Conference „Early Childhood Care and Education“

The Annual International Research-to-Practice Conference «Early Childhood Care and Education» conference is a follow-up to the successful first ever World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) organized by UNESCO in 2010 in Moscow. Since that time, the Conference is held annually.

From year to year, the conference gathers more and more leading specialists from throughout Russia. International presence increases too: over the years of its existence, the number of participating countries has increased up to 32.

Every year the Directorate choose one Partner Country of the Conference. This country becomes wide represented during the Conference, the delegates from the country give detailed reports on the situation in Preschool education in their country and share the experience in the field with the experts and scientific societies from other countries. We sincerely thank our partner countries: Germany (2013), Sweden (2015), and China (2016).

In 2017 the USA will become a Partner Country. The conference was officially encouraged by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the American Psychological Association.

The participants of the conference are: The University of Gothenburg, National Association for the Education of Young Children, American Psychological Association, Nordic Early Childhood Systems Approach Research group, The Russian Psychological Society, Moscow State Pedagogical University, the Institute of Educational Development (Russian Academy of Education), Moscow City University, the Institute of Childhood, Family and Care Studies (Russian Academy of Education).

Official languages of the conference are English and Russian. All events at the conference are provided with simultaneous interpreting.

You can watch a video report about the International Research-to-Practice Conference „Early Childhood Care and Education 2016“ here.


Preliminary list of Sections of ECCE 2017:

  • Child-adult communication
  • Cognitive development of children
  • Early childhood parenting and educational policy
  • Ecological education
  • Ethical issues in education
  • Executive functioning in early years
  • Gifted children
  • ICT in early childhood education
  • Language proficiency. Multilingual children.
  • Mass media and early childhood development
  • Mathematics in preschool
  • Physical activity and health in early childhood
  • Preschool education for children with special needs
  • Professional development of teachers
  • Quality of early childhood education
  • Role of play in early childhood
  • Sociology of early childhood
  • Patriotic and moral upbringing in early childhood
  • Artistic and aesthetic development in early childhood
  • Development-friendly object-space environment

Our guests and participants will join a unique community of 1500+ scientists attending:

  • World famous Keynote Speakers
  • Special thematic sessions
  • Exhibition events
  • Visiting Russian preschool institutions
  • Social program

We very much look forward to welcoming you in Moscow next May!

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