Call for papers
On July 1st and 2nd 2020, the 3rd International Early Childhood Action Congress will examine quality as the core foundation of educational and learning processes from the very early years, investigate the concept of quality in early childhood development and deliberate strategies for leveraging current on-the-ground practices and social investment to contribute to high-quality achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 4.2.
Our mandate as a civil society organization will be to play a leading role across regions at the intersections of multiple stakeholders: serving as a laboratory of ideas and research, a policy advisor and capacity builder. This International Congress will facilitate to deepen our understanding of quality in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE).
Join ENSEMBLE FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, in searching for solutions and innovative insights! Submit your proposal to present at the 3rd International Early Childhood Action ! Congress by Friday, Congress by 15 December 2019 deadline.
The workshop will facilitate demonstrations of innovative policies, research, projects and solutions which outline ECCE quality at different level and impact educational and learning process of early childhood settings. The workshop presenters are to be chosen from a wide range of international organizations, NGOs, governmental agencies and academic institutions.
A venue for participants to share ideas. They will gather participants from arround the world to share experiences and plan joint actions with a view to emphasizing on ECCE quality to achieve sustainable Development Goal 4.2 (SDG 4.2). They will feature keynote speeches and high-level plenary addresses.
Who can apply ?
•Anyone - NGOs, corporations, start-ups, government agencies and even individuals (parents, families)
• Anywhere – Solutions, initiatives, researches can come from any country, regardless of income level
Any ECCE - related settings and solution will be considered: from child/family care settings today care centres. There is no restriction on the range of ECCE settings, in fact a mix showing the range of possibilities is desired.
• Proposed solutions/ workshops/researches should be live, active for at least 2 years with plans for future growth. In other words, projects that are no longer active will not be considered.
The following principles will guide the selection of the final case studies by the Congress Council of experts.
Diversity: In selecting the case studies we will seek, where possible, diversity and balance -- in terms of geography, income level of country, type of settings, target audience, focus areas, amongst other factors.
Representation: The project will select only 10-15 case studies (workshops and symposiums) so not all regions and countries may be represented. Instead, the solutions should be illustrative of the diversity of ways in which inclusive ECCE quality can support children development.
Programmes and innovative solutions will be assessed according to the extent to which they meet the following
• Focus on ECCE quality
• Thematic alignment to key focus points
• Content appropriateness, evidence-based programmes
• Constant innovation
• Monitoring and improvement
• For-profit and non-profit solutions/workshops