The Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research and the Union of Education in Norway are hosting an International Conference entitled Early Childhood Education and Care The Nordic Way in Oslo 26-27 March 2019. Given the increased interest in pedagogies that support children’s formation of broad life-skills and democratic citizenship and the Nordic mastery of this topic, this conference aims to showcase Nordic ECEC policy and pedagogy to a wider international audience of politicians, policy makers, researchers and practitioners. The programme for this conference has been developed in collaboration with the Nordic Ministries and Nordic teacher unions and is supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers.

Both political and professional in nature, this conference seeks to increase the knowledge of what the Nordic approaches to ECEC are, as well as provide an opportunity to discuss topics such as early intervention, inclusion, belongingness and integration. In addition, this event will allow for interaction and discussions between participants on topics related to policy development in early childhood education, curriculum for integrated services, play, learning, the role of teachers and educators, gender equality, inclusion and child, parent, and community involvement.

Invitations will go out to international networks for policy makers, researchers and teacher unions.