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 early childhood 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

Bologna, Italy

27th Annual EECERA conference

Date: 29th August – 1st September 2017 Theme: Early Childhood Education Beyond the Crisis: Social Justice, Solidarity and Children’s Rights Venue: University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

EECERA Annual Conference is the largest and most significant early years' research conference in Europe, regularly attracting more than 900 researcher delegates from all over the world.

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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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