Early Childhood Ireland

Online Research Symposium 2021

Researching Early Learning and Care in a Time of Uncertainty & Opportunity

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The Early Childhood Ireland Online Research Symposium 2021 is taking place on Friday, 23 April and Saturday, 24 April

Thank you to Cost.ie proud sponsor of the Early ChildhoodIreland Online Research Symposium 2021

Early Childhood Ireland is delighted to invite you to join us for our Online Research Symposium 2021.

This year we are partnering with Abbey Conferencing to offer an interactive virtual experience.

Date:  23 April from 3pm
            24 April 2021 10am

Your subscription to this event includes:

Live online access to both days of exciting presentations on current research AND you can access all recordings for up to two months after the event.

Keynote Speakers

Friday 23 April Dr. Suzanne Egan, Department of Psychology, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick will be presenting research undertaken with her colleagues on the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on young children’s play, learning and development.

Saturday 24 April:  Zorica Trikic, Senior Programme Manager, Early Childhood Workforce Initiative, International Step by Step Association (ISSA), the Netherlands, will present on the challenges and opportunities generated by the COVID-19 pandemic through the eyes of the early childhood workforce and their lived experiences.

The Research Strands include new and experienced early childhood researchers and both quantitative and qualitative research.

Programme for both days

Each day will include a Keynote Speaker, a range of research presentations, an exhibition area with access to a range of ECI resources, and opportunities for networking, and much more.

The full programme of events is available here

Delegate fee

The conference registration fee includes the following;
         –  Admission to all live sessions, poster gallery and the exhibition
         –  Access to recordings after the conference
         –  Virtual Conference materials

Educational providers seeking a group rate for student tickets should contact Kelly:
[email protected], 086-0325644.

ECI Member € 55.00 

Non-Member € 70.00

Student Member € 45.00

 Student Non-Member € 50.00

 Other Attending Presenter € 60.00

End date for Early Bird – 2 April

Early Childhood Ireland

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