We seek to change that.
As an organisation of educators, university-based researchers, and early years providers, the IFS provides an international forum for the development of the principles of child-centred and play-based educational theory and practice, especially but not exclusively those associated with the inventor of the Kindergarten, Friedrich Froebel (1782-1852).
Thanks to our conference organizers, especially Andrea Matheis and others at the Fröbelseminar in Kassel, and the many participants for making the IFS 7th Biennial Conference such a marvellously productive and enjoyable event! Watch this space for a ...Read More
The Froebel Trust Research Grants Programmes (Froebel Fellowships, PhD bursary, research mapping exercise and research grants) are now live on the website and open for applications. The application deadline is 1 July 2016 – apart from the PhD bursary which...Read More
The IFS congratulates its affiliate, Munsang College Kindergarten of Hong Kong, upon the success of its Kindergarten Education Conference, held on 23 April 2016. IFS Executive Committee member Brian Tubbert officiated at the Conference, at which 20 educational...Read More
2015 marked the 175th anniversary of the opening of the first kindergarten by Friedrich Froebel. Much has changed since that fateful experiment began, but many of Froebel's principles continue to guide high-quality early childhood education around the world to...Read More
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