Exec Committee

The IFS is led by an international executive committee comprising practitioners, university-based researchers, early years providers, and others with a professional interest in child-centred early childhood education. Our current president is Mathias Urban, Roehampton University, UK.

Other members include:

Kerry Bethell, Massey University, New Zealand

Tina Bruce, University of Roehampton, UK

Katherine Lally, Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education, Maynooth University, Ireland

Andrea Matheis, Evangelisches Fröbelseminar, Kassel, Germany

Professor Helen May of the University of Otago, New Zealand

Kristen Nawrotzki, Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg, Germany (IFS Vice President)

Karl Neumann, Braunschweig Technical University (emeritus), Germany

Yukio Nishida, University of New England, Australia

Larry Prochner, University of Alberta, Canada (IFS Vice President)

Heinrike Schauwecker-Zimmer, Fröbel Systems, Seefeld, Germany

Brian Tubbert, Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education, Maynooth University, Ireland

Yordanka Valkanova, Canterbury Christchurch University, UK

(Information about additional members to follow soon.)