All publications and materials from the conference "A Great Start in Life", including the programme, background paper, brochure, as well as the European Comission policy messages "A whole school approach to tackling early school leaving" and "Proposal for Key Principles of a Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care" are available for download on the conference website.
The final CARE conference took place on October 6th and 7th 2016 in Lisbon, and gathered more than 50 people, including researchers, European policymakers, and invited experts to discuss the project’s findings on early childhood education and care.
CARE reseachers Martine Broekhuizen, Thomas Moser, Paul Leseman, Giulia Pastori, Konstantinos Petrogiannis, Edward Melhuish, Pauline Slot and Malgorzata Karwowska-Struczyk will be presenting at the biennial meeting of the International Society of Studies on Behavioral Development (ISSBD). The meeting will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania on July 10-14, 2016.
A number of CARE symposia and presentations have been accepted for presentation at the 4th EARLI Conference on SIG 5 (Learning and Development in Early Childhood), on June 29-30, July 1, 2016 in Porto, Portugal.
CARE researchers Martine Broekhuizen and Thomas Moser presented on the topic “Expectations of ECEC from a European perspective: views of parents, staff and policymakers” as a keynote lecture at the OMEP European conference , May 2016
CARE team researcher Pauline Slot presented at the annual meeting of the ProLEER network, Boston, USA, April 6th, on the topic “Best ECEC practices in Europe ”
CARE-researcher Marja-Kristiina Lerkkanen presented at the ECDP (European Conference on Developmental Psychology.
CARE researcher Maritta Hännikäinen (University of Jyvaskyla, finland) presented at the 25th conference of EECERA (European Early Childhood Education Research Association) in Barcelona, 7-10 September 2015, on the topic "Children up to the age three: focus on five national curricula on ECEC".
CARE researcher Paul Leseman (Utrecht University) was invited speaker at the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Presidential Conference on Diversity and Multilingualism in Early Childhood Education and Care, September 10-11 2015. Paul Leseman presented on the possibilities of dual language programs in ECEC. The presentation included findings of the CARE stakeholder study showing that about 44% of the parents in the nine European countries involved in the study find learning a second language in ECEC is important to very important to the children’s wellbeing.
CARE researchers presented at the 16th Biennial EARLI Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction. The theme of the conference was ‘Towards a Reflective Society: Synergies Between Learning, Teaching and Research’
CARE researchers presented at the invited CARE symposium “Curriculum in Early Childhood Education: A Cross-cultural View”.