Call for Proposals

We are calling for proposals that showcase the diversity of the research in early childhood that is enriched by a number of approaches, significantly by Indigenous ways of knowing and perspectives. This year’s conference theme is “Coming together: Celebrating Diversity Around Young Children”.

The richness of a diverse number of approaches will serve as a starting point for discussions during the conference on how we can inform and advance professional practice, research, and policies. We encourage presenters working with and/or engaged in research about young children in any discipline (such as but not limited to, education, psychology, health, sociology, psychiatry, nursing, and social work) to submit proposals.

We welcome proposals from graduate and undergraduate students, and practitioners who have a research interest in the early childhood field. The submissions can include children’s stories, art, and other media, educators’ life experiences, pedagogical narratives, practitioner research and reflections, or any research, project, program, or case studies that contribute to bridging diverse knowledge and inspire discussions around our conference theme.

We are accepting proposals in areas such as:

  • First Nations, Inuit, and Métis research and practices in early learning and child care
  • Early literacy and language development
  • Family and community involvement
  • Socio-emotional development and mental health
  • Professional development and practice
  • Inclusion, early intervention, and special education
  • Pedagogical approaches, curriculum development, and outdoor learning
  • Assessment and pedagogical documentation
  • Educational administration, leadership, and policy

Please visit Submission Guidelines for more details.