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Early Years Excellence In Practice

Annual International Conference in Early Childhood Care & Education

December 9-11, 2022

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2022 Conference Tracks

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, Occupational therapists,  Special educators, Government representatives, Advocacy organizations, Policy Makers, Parent Educators, Psychologists, Physicians & Allied Health professionals, Social Workers   

Track 3: Parent Talks

 
  • Parents & caregivers

Inclusion Starts in the Early Years: Special Interest Group
Call to Action

Introducing the first Fully-Inclusive Playgrounds in Early Years settings, Schools and Communities around the globe

When children are denied the opportunity to play and socialize with their peers, they are denied the chance to develop skills that will benefit them forever. Advocate for play spaces, programs, and environments where every child can thrive. You have the power to change the social inclusion landscape in your community and country for good. We have the resources to help you. Let’s make it happen. 
Child-Led Inclusive Play Through Children's Eyes
Call For Submission of Case Studies
The 2022 conference will be highlighting successful, innovative approaches to child-led, inclusive play to support children 2 to 6 years of age. Share  successful, practical inclusive play strategies, practices and tools with Early Childhood professionals across the world in a unique journal, the 
        1st Early Years Playbook: Child-Led Inclusive Play Through Children’s Eyes
                                    Submissions due by Friday, September 30, 2022 
                                               Click Here For detailed information 

Unconference Sessions

Interested in moderating a discussion during the 2022 Bright Start Conference?

Call For Submission of Proposals

This part of the conference will be entirely participant driven.
The overarching goal is to prioritize conversation over presentation. A great opportunity for teamwork development, and an emphasis on contributions from every participant. 

Submission Process:

UNconference Sessions format:

  • Delegates select the topic or challenge they would like to discuss & the ideal outcome from the session;
  • Submission deadline: October 5. Submissions should include: full name, work title, organisation, city & country, a brief bio (less than 100 words), suggested topic & anticipated outcome;
  • Proposals should be submitted by email at:                                                                         conference@brightstartfoundation.org 
  • October 20: Delegates  will be notified about the final decision of the  Scientific Committee including suggested date & time for their UNconference session 
  • Session Duration: 30 minutes
  • Moderator: Presentation on the topic (10 min.followed by completely open and free-flowing conversation with participants (20min);
  • Moderators are responsible for introducing the topic and getting the conversation started;
  • UNconference sessions & Moderators will be announced in the Final Program of the 2022 Bright Start International Conference before October 30, 2022;
  • Through the Conference App attendees will stay connected to continue the discussion after the session & the conference

Join Us and help us move the sector and early childhood practice forward