Early Years Excellence In Practice

The Conference will take place December 9-11, 2022 in a Hybrid format featuring both, in-person in Athens, Greece and online

Building Collaborative partnerships to improve the developmental trajectories of All children         from birth to age five 

Achieving high quality in the early childhood environment is an iterative process that aims to constantly update and disseminate best practices and policies in early childhood which evolve over time. Building on the success of the previous years’ conferences and consistent with our goal to improve the quality of early childhood care and education, the 2022 Bright Start International Conference will bring together the leading international experts in early childhood to provide state of the art and state of the science training in how to best nurture the hearts and minds of today’s children.

Join Us and Help Us to move the sector and early childhood practice forward 

2022 Conference Tracks


Who Should Attend:

Track 1: for typically developing children aged 0-5Y
Track 2: for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Early Childhood educators, Managers of early childhood services, Behavioural Therapists, Special educators, Government representatives, Advocacy organisations, Policy Makers, Parent Educators, Psychologists, Physicians & Allied Health professionals, Social Workers   

Track 3: My Child’s Development

  • Parents & caregivers
2022 Bright Start Special Interest Groups (SiGs)

A year-round commitment to ensure you are getting the latest, best guidance for your work with children and families and to keep the learning going.

A unique opportunity to:
  • Gain new ideas & insights from global experts reflecting a range of cultures and perspectives,
  • Expand your expertise through interacting with professionals & colleagues from all over the world,
  • Share with others your experiences,
  • Create a case study individually or as a team to be considered for a live-presentation during the 2022 Bright Start Conference,    for your Case Study to be published in the 2022 Bright Start book of Abstracts & for nomination for the 2022 Early Years Awards of Excellence 

Early Arts - Voices of Children - 1st Voices of Children International online Gallery - Making Children's Voices Heard

Children can and should influence the world around them. Through art children are empowered to share what is special about their lives. Join the Voices of Children global community of educators to receive information on how to get your children & center involved

Deadline for the submission of children's artworks and children's messages, Monday, May 30, 2022

Early Years Matter

Learn the Early Signs of Autism - Early identification - Early Intervention
Decades of research have revealed that early recognition and intervention strategies can ameliorate the course of developmental and behavioral challenges including autism. A multi-year project pursuing an integrated and comprehensive approach for linking parents, early childhood educators & allied health professionals

Call for Submission of Proposals

Submissions due by Thursday – May 5th, 2022