Join us for the 10th Biennial IFS Conference (15-17 June 2023) at Maynooth University, Ireland

Researchers, practitioners and all with an interest in high-quality early childhood education are warmly invited to attend our 2023 conference!

Childhood Today – A Froebelian Perspective

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Professor Mathias Urban, Desmond Chair of Early Childhood Education, and Director of the Early Childhood Research Centre (ECRC) at Dublin City University, Ireland; Professor (II) of Pedagogy at the University of Stavanger, Norway; and Affiliate Professor and Fellow at EDPolicyFORWARD: The Center for Educational Policy at George Mason University, USA

Professor Nóirín Hayes, Visiting Professor at the School of Education, Trinity College Dublin and Professor Emerita, Centre for Social and Educational Research, Technological University Dublin

Dr Deirdre McGillicuddy, Assistant Professor in UCD School of Education and Froebelian educator with over 20 years experience working across the Irish education system 

Professor Tina Bruce CBE, Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of Roehampton where she was Director of the Centre for Early Childhood Studies, and past Coordinator of the Ministerial Early Years Advisory Group (EEAG)

Dr Jane Read, Emeritus Fellow at the University of Roehampton, London, and educator on the Froebel in Childhood Practice course at the University of Edinburgh 

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