The conference program offers presentations of best early childhood education practices and innovations by international and Finnish experts, researchers and practitioners. You will hear latest facts based on ECEC research. You can also visit Finnish ECEC centres and see sustainable early childhood education and care in practice and meet colleagues.
Familiarize yourself with the detailed conference program below:
- Children first - conference program
- Thematic session 1
- Thematic session 2
- Thematic session 3
- Thematic session 4
- Poster session 1
- Poster session 2
- Optional study visits on 4 and 7 May
4.5. Optional study visits, registration, optional social program, evening program, University of Helsinki Rector's reception for researchers and scientists
5.5. Conference opening, keynote speeches, workshop sessions, café & sofa discussions, Helsinki city welcoming reception, exhibions, interactive poster sessions
6.5. Keynote speeches, workshop sessions, café discussions, exhibions, interactive poster sessions, conclusions & gala dinner
7.5. Optional study visits, optional social program
The program is built around five themes:
- pedagogically strong early childhood education
- ecologically strong early childhood education
- socially strong early childhood education
- culturally strong early childhood education
- economically strong early childhood education.
Would you like be in frontline in developing sustainable future? You are warmly welcome to participate in a joint global debate.
Conference is aimed at all ECEC professionals; teachers, students, directors and reseachers.