Program overview

09:00-17:00
#1 Pre-conference Workshop: Cities for the Youngest Residents - Practical Solutions for Nurturing Environments

(optional by registration - this workshop is free of charge)

Co-organizers: Bernard van Leer Foundation (the Netherlands) & ISSA (the Netherlands) Read more

09:00-17:00
#2 Pre-conference Workshop: Nurturing Care for Early Childhood Development in the 21st Century

(optional by registration - this workshop is free of charge)

Co-organizers: World Health Organization, UNICEF ECARO & ISSA (the Netherlands) Read more

09:00-17:00
#3 Pre-conference Workshop: Responsive Care-Giving through Gender Equity and Father Involvement

(optional by registration - this workshop is free of charge)

Co-organizers: Oak Foundation (Switzerland) & ISSA (the Netherlands) Read more

09:30-16:30
#4 Pre-conference Workshop: Early Childhood Services for Young Refugee Children

(optional by registration - this workshop is free of charge)

Organizer: SARDES (the Netherlands)
Location: Stadsgehoorzaal, Breezaal, Leiden Read more

09:00-17:00
#5 Pre-conference Workshop: The European Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care - a Lens for Reflecting Systemically on Quality at Local and National Level

(optional by registration - the fee is EUR 30, incl. VAT)

Co-organizers: Bureau Mutant, the European Quality Framework Expert Group (The Netherlands) & VBJK (Belgium) Read more

9:30-16:30
#6 Pre-conference Workshop: Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline (VIPP-SD)

(optional by registration - the fee is 30 EUR, incl. VAT)

Organizer: Leiden University, Institute of Education and Child Studies (the Netherlands) Read more

09:00-13:00
#7 Pre-conference Workshop: From hard to reach Families to Easy to reach Services

(optional by registration - the fee is EUR 15, incl. VAT)

Co-organizers: ICDI - International Childhood Development Initiatives, JES Rijnland & Centres of Children and Families (Gemeentelijke Gezondheidsdienst - GGD Leiden) (the Netherlands). Read more

09:00-16:00
#8 Pre-conference Workshop: No more Special Needs inside a Regular Curriculum but a Special Curriculum to Welcome Diversities.

(optional by registration - the fee is EUR 30, incl. VAT)

Organizer: La Bottega di GeppettoInternational Research and Documentation Centre on Childhood Gloria Tognetti (Italy) Read more

10:00-16:00
#9 Pre-conference Workshop: Partnering with Young Children across Sectors - Beginning a Movement

(optional by registration - the fee is EUR 30, incl. VAT)

Organizer: Learning for Well-being Foundation (the Netherlands | Belgium) Read more

13:00-18:00
Registration and Information Desk open
19:00-22:00
Welcome Reception and ISSA's 20th Anniversary Celebration

Location: Stadsgehoorzaal, Breezaal
Address: Breestraat 60, 2311 CS, Leiden

08:00-18:30
Registration and Information Desk open
09:00-09:30
Opening Ceremony
09:30-10:30
Keynote Speaker 1
10:30-10:45
Transition Break
10:45-11:45
Concurrent Session 1
11:45-12:15
Coffee Break
12:15-13:15
Concurrent Session 2
13:15-14:15
Lunch Break
14:15-15:15
Panel Discussion
15:15-15:30
Transition Break
15:30-16:30
Concurrent Session 3
16:30-17:00
Coffee Break
17:00-18-00
Concurrent Session 4
18:30-19:30
Leiden Boat tour

(optional by registration)

18:30-20:00
Leiden Walking tours

(optional by registration)

19:30-
Conference Dinner

(optional by registration - location to be announced)

08:00-18:00
Registration and Information Desk open
09:00-10:00
Concurrent Session 5
10:00-10:15
Transition Break
10:15-11:15
Keynote Speaker 2
11:15-11:45
Coffee Break
11:45-12:45
Concurrent Session 6
12:45-13:45
Lunch Break
13:45-14:45
Concurrent Session 7
14:45-15:00
Transition Break
15:00-16:00
Concurrent Session 8
16:00-16:30
Coffee Break
16:30-17:30
Keynote Speaker 3
17:30-18:00
Closing Ceremony
18:30-19:30
Leiden Boat tour

(optional by registration)

18:30-20:00
Leiden Walking Tours

(optional by registration)

20:00-
Dinner out in Leiden

(optional by registration)

09:00-12:00
Site Visits

(optional by registration) Site Visits give participants insight into Leiden's diverse childcare services, such as playgroups, childcare centers and parental facilities. You can find the Site Visit Program HERE

09:00-17:00
Meeting of ECDAN’s Executive Group (by invitation only)
10:00-11:00
Leiden Boat tour

(optional by registration)

10:00-12:00
Leiden Walking tour

(optional by registration)

14:00-15:00
Leiden Boat tour

(optional by registration)

14:00-16:00
Leiden Walking tours

(optional by registration)

News on the Keynote Speakers will follow soon!