Welcome to EECERA

EECERA is an independent, self-governing, international association which promotes and disseminates multi-disciplinary research on early childhood and its applications to policy and practice.



The next annual conference will be held at the DCU.

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The EECERJ, the Journal of EECERA, is one of the most prestigious earlychildhood journals

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There are currently 18 Special Interest Groups.

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EECERA Members enjoymany benefits including access to the online journal archive

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Next conference

Dublin Castle

26th Annual EECERA conference

Date: 31st August - 3rd September 2016 Theme: Happiness, Relationships, Emotion & Deep Level Learning Venue: Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland

EECERA Annual Conference is the largest and most significant early years' research conference in Europe, regularly attracting more than 600 researcher delegates from all over the world.

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What's happening?

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Our Journal

European Early Childhood Education Research Journal

The EECERJ, the Journal of EECERA, is one of the most prestigious early childhood journals in the world. It is one of only four early years journals indexed by the Institute for Scientific Information.

EECERJ is issued six times annually and now is in its 24th year of publication. It has become a world leader in the field.

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