Program

Tuesday, June 30

Opening Ceremony

Stop 1

Live Session

from 4 to 4:30 pm

Introduction: Rudolph HIDALGO, President, Ensemble for Early Childhood Education


Welcome address: Gabriela RAMOS, OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20
 

Perspectives on children’s rights: Geneviève AVENARD, French Children’s Ombudsman

Witness: Dr. Boris CYRULNIK,

Child Psychiatrist and neurologist

 

What lessons have we learnt from crisis? How can we build better resilience? Is everything related? What is the impact on child development ? Building tomorrow with accountability and humanity...

from 4:30 to 6 pm

“HOW IS EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION & CARE DOING TODAY?”
 

What should be the balance between risks factors (which we are currently living with) and protective factors, such as knowledge that we can co-construct? How high is the quality of ECEC at present? Given the current Covid-19 context, what are the upcoming challenges and opportunities? What currently prevents quality?

Facilitators:

  • Nathalie CASSO-VICARINI, General Delegate, Ensemble for Early Childhood Education

  • Geneviève BELISLE, Executive Director, Association Québécoise des Centres de la Petite Enfance (AQCPE)

Speakers:

  • Guri MELBY, Minister of Education and Integration (Norway)

  • Mathieu LACOMBE, Minister of Family (Québec, Canada)

  • Adrien TAQUET, Secretary of State in charge of Child Protection, Ministry of Solidarities and Health (France)

PODCASTS VIDEOS

“QUALITY BEYOND REGULATIONS: CARING FOR CARERS IN THOSE FIRST
MONTHS OF AN INFANT’S LIFE”

The speakers will discuss how the insights of John
Bowlby and similar pioneers can combine with our
deepening understanding of the science of epigenetics to guide us to wise and loving
approaches to quality beyond regulation during the
pandemic and its aftermath.

Introduction: Catherine WEST, UK Member of Parliament and Co-chair of Foundation Years and Information  Research (FYIR)

  • Dr. Rob HALE, Psychiatrist, formerly
    Director of the Tavistock and Portman
    Trust

  • Dr Amanda JONES, Consultant Perinatal Psychotherapist

  • Dr Sebastian KRAEMER, Consultant
    Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at the
    Whittington Hospital, North London

 

Program

Thursday, July 16th

Stop 2

From 2 pm to 4 pm

Live Session

“YES I CAN: QUALITY IS AND SHOULD BE EVERYONE’S BUSINESS, ESPECIALLY IN A CRISIS”

 

The current Covid-19 context will have significant impact on economies. Considering this crisis in a holistic way, is ECEC a priority? What will be the impact on our economies and societies ? What should we expect in this harsh situation ?

Facilitator:

  • Nathalie CASSO-VICARINI, General Delegate, Ensemble for Early Childhood Education

  • Aurélia RABE, Director, International Resources, Ensemble for Early Childhood Education

Speakers:

  • Pr. Costas MEGHIR, Douglas A. Warner III Professor of Economics, Yale University

  • Christian PARADIS, Chair of OECD Network on Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC)

  • Dr. Kate MORIARTY, Senior Advisor for Strategic Engagement and Dialogue, Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)

  • Pr. Georges TARABULSY, Professor in psychology, University of Laval (Canada)

PODCASTS VIDEOS

“WHAT NEW PARADIGM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IN EUROPE?”

The European Union recently adopted a European framework for the quality of early childhood education and care; what is it, and how can we implement it in a context of health and economic crisis?

Géraldine LIBREAU, Policy Officer for ECEC European Commission

“INVESTING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD MUST BE THE REALITY” 

This podcast will discuss the economics of human development and the importance of investing early in childhood for promoting later life labor market and social outcomes. Rebalancing investment towards the earliest years will become even more important in the aftermath of the pandemic to ensure a closing rather than a widening of socio economic inequalities.

Orla DOYLE, Associate Professor, UCD School of Economics

 

Programme

Wednesday, September 16th

Stop 3

From 2 pm to 4 pm 

Live Session

“DO AND ACT AROUND A COMMON LANGUAGE”


 

Another world is possible: making a powerful impact onsociety. How can we illustrate different ways of thinking and acting ? Which common language can we speak at the end ?

What intergenerational bond should we cherish ? Getting social and regulatory norms moving for better ECEC quality: where and how far can I act ?

 

Facilitator:

Yuri BELFALI, Head of Division, Early Childhood and Schools, OECD Directorate for Education and Skills

Speakers:

  • Pr. Georges TARABULSY Professor in psychology,University of Laval (Canada)

  • Bernard KALICKI, Head of Department, Children and Childcare German Youth Institute, Chair of the advisory group of the OECD TALIS Starting Strong

  • Anne HOLLONDS, Director, Australian Institute of Families Studies

  • Patrick DUMOULIN, President, Great Place to Work France

PODCASTS VIDEOS

“WHICH DESIGN FOR CHANGE?”

Kiran BIR SETHI, Founder of the Riverside School and Design For Change

“A MODEL INVOLVING DIFFERENT STAKEHOLDERS”

Marcel FIERZ, Programme Head QualiKita, an initiative from KibeSuisse and Jacobs Foundation

 

Program

Thursday, October 15th

Session 4

From 2 pm to 4 pm

Live Session

 

“TOMORROW BELONGS TO US: BUILDING TOGETHER A MORE INCLUSIVE SOCIETY”

The current crisis reveals that we need to break out beyond ourselves.  Which kind of social contract can we co-construct to create a fulfilling environment for children ? What individual and collective commitments can we take ?  How can we bridge the gap between awareness and long-term actions ?

Facilitator

  • Tove MOGSTAD SLINDE, Senior Advisor, Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research

Speakers

Cecilia VACA JONES, Executive director at Bernard Van Leer Foundation
Gabrielle SINCLAIR, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality
Authority (ACECQA)
Rokhaya DIAWARA, Programme Specialist, ECCE, Education sector, UNESCO

PODCASTS VIDEOS

“AN INNOVATIVE PATH FORWARD”

Tracey BURNS, Senior Analyst, OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

“CREATING A HEALTHY AND PROTECTIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR CHILDREN”

Textiles, furniture, toys, diapers, food, hygiene and
cleaning products... endocrine disruptors are hiding in
many common articles. Even in small doses, their
impact on overall health and brain development is now
well established. Whether in the hospital, daycare
setting, out and about or at home, how can you protect
yourself and your little ones from these chemical risks?

  • Isabelle FILLIOZAT, Psychotherapist and writer

  • Barbara DEMEINEX, Endocrinologist, CNRS Research Director

  • Pr. Laurent STORME, Pediatrician, CHU Lille

 

Program

Friday, november 20th

Stop 5

From 2 pm to 4 pm

Live Session

“THE CHILD BEST INTERESTS, ABOVE ALL, AT THE HEART OF QUALITY”

To what extent do we prioritize the best interests of children and place them at the very heart of educational quality from the very early years? How do we respond to the needs and well-being of children ?

Facilitator:

Geneviève BELISLE, Executive Director, Association Québécoise des Centres de la Petite Enfance
Aurélia RABE, Director, International Resources Ensemble for Early Childhood Education

Speaker :

  • André LEBON, Vice-President, Commission Laurent in Québec, Canada

  • James CAIRNS, Director, International Programs & Shared Learning, Harvard Center on the Devel. Child

  • Mihaela IONESCU, Program Director, InternationalStep by Step (ISSA)

Congress conclusion: Rudolph HIDALGO, President, Ensemble for Early Childhood Education

PODCASTS VIDEO

“FROM SCIENCE TO ACTION: SUPPORTING A CHANGE IN PRACTICES AND ENSURING QUALITY OF THE EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT FORYOUNG CHILDREN”

Despite scientific findings supporting the importance of providing quality environments for preschoolers and bringing a better understanding of what can be done, the quality of 4-year-old kindergartens in Quebec remains generally low. In response to this observation, Christa Japel and her colleague France Capuano have developed continuous training aimed at improving the quality of the educational environment frequented by young children.

 

  • Isabelle VINET,Executive Director, Encyclopedia on Early Childhood  Development

  • Christa JAPEL, Professor, Education and specialized training, University of Québec in Montreal

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