Nordic Early Childhood Education and Care Research – Practice – Policy making
In a globalised and changing world, the Nordic model for Early Childhood Education and Care is both imitated and challenged. We need to explore and discuss what Nordic ECEC institutions offer children and how it contributes in children’s lives to development and well‐being. We need to explore the educational, societal, economical and psychological effects. Together; researchers, practitioners and policymakers, can contribute to discussions that are based on knowledge, experience and values and that can give directions for the future development of kindergartens. We, the Nordic countries are world‐leading in terms of offering integrated pedagogical settings to all children. We also want to be in the forefront in developing the knowledgebase. This conference is a meeting place to present the latest research from the Nordic countries in this field. Shared knowledge and discussions will help develop our understanding of Early Childhood Education and Care and also respect for our different points of view.