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Nature-based early childhood education and children’s social, emotional and cognitive development: A mixed-methods systematic review

Publication Date: 
Friday, May 13, 2022
Johnstone, A., Martin, A., Cordovil, R., Fjørtoft, I., Iivonen, S., Jidovtseff, B., Lopes, F., Reilly, J. J., Thomson, H., Wells, V., & McCrorie, P.
Online Document Type: 
Research, policy & practice

International review of leave policies and research 2022 – Launch event

Online, British Summer Time (BST)
Event date: 
29 Sep 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

International Review of Leave Policies and Research 2022 – Launch event

About this event

The International Network on Leave Policies and Research has been producing an annual review of leave policies since 2005. The review covers Maternity, Paternity, and Parental leaves; leave to care for sick children and other employment-related measures to support working parents; and early childhood education and care policy.

Event Programme

  • 4pm: Welcome to the event - Professor Andrea Doucet
  • 4.05pm: Introduction to the review - Professor Alison Koslowski
  • 4.20pm: The impact of the EU Directive: the example of Denmark - Professor Tine Rostgaard
  • 4.35pm: Exploring the potential of the review: the case of breastfeeding leave - Professor Peter Moss
  • 4.50pm: The Review from a user perspective - Greet Vermeylen, European Commission
  • 4.55pm: Closing remarks - Associate Professor Sonja Blum

This webinar celebrates the launch of the 2022 edition of the review.

Contact name: 
International Network on Leave Policies and Research

“Peter MOSS, Ann-Zofie DUVANDER & Alison KOSLOWSKI (Eds.), Parental Leave and Beyond: Recent international developments, current issues and future directions” - Review by Barbara Moore

Publication Date: 
Friday, April 1, 2022
Moore, B.
Online Document Type: 
Research, policy & practice

Early childhood development as a tool for building climate change resilience, adaptation and mitigation – Experiences from Asia-Pacific and Africa

On the right is the earth and below are two children standing side by side with their arms around each other's shoulders smiling. On the left is text saying "Save the date Global Webinar Series on Early Childhood Development and Climate Change Learning Across Continents for Young Children's right to a clean, safe, sustainable, environment" in blue
Online, Singapore Standard Time (SGT)
Event date: 
1 Sep 2022 - 5:00pm

The climate crisis is a child’s rights crisis at its core. Protecting the youngest children across the globe is integral to the climate crisis response. This is the first in the series of global webinars on ECD and climate change from the Early Childhood Regional Networks - AfECN, ANECD, ARNEC and ISSA and Global Early Childhood Network ECDAN. With speakers from across the globe including youth advocates, climate experts and ECD practitioners, the webinar will explore the global impact of climate change and environmental degradation on young children, share some experiences from Africa and Asia Pacific regions, and agree on key messaging for COP27 (Egypt 7-18 Nov 2022 – Conference of the Parties, global climate summit), for the ECD and climate change agenda to include the youngest children in decision making.

 The webinar objectives are as follows:

  • Share knowledge on the intersection between ECD and Climate Change and show how ECD is fundamental in addressing environmental issues: 
  • Explain how it is imperative that environmental knowledge and policy becomes part of our work in ECD
  • Explain the impact of climate change and env. degradation on young children’s wellbeing and development aligned with NCF, and some promising practices.
  • Build momentum for stakeholder engagements towards consideration of ECD agenda during the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 27) to the UNFCCC that will take place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, building consensus on messaging and aligning ECD with youth movement agenda on climate change.
  • Peer learning across Africa and Asia Pacific region and regional ECD networks so far in terms of what has happened in Africa Region on the topic of ECD, CC.
  • Share that this will be a series of webinars on this initiative and invite colleagues to join the movement.


Contact name: 
Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood
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