Welcome to the Early Childhood Studies Degrees Network website

The network has been influential in the development of Early Childhood Studies degrees and their variants since 1993.

We meet regularly to share and disseminate information about the degrees as well as being influential in higher education research, policy and practice relating to early childhood.

 

 

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Upcoming Meetings

ECSDN research grant

Early Childhood Studies Degrees Network Research Grant 2018:

 

Inivatation to tender for a research project of specific relevance to the central mission of the network.

We invite you to bid for the sum of up to £5000 for this study.

The grant is designed to support small teams of research partnerships across different institutions providing Early Childhood Studies (ECS) degrees. Project proposals must have clear, well-defined and independent outcomes.

The application deadline is Monday 14th May 2018 17.00 GMT The Early Childhood Studies Degree Network supports research by Network Members that is linked to the networks core aims.

Details of application are avaiable at the link below.

 

ECSDN research grant application 2018

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Welcome

 

 

Welcome to the ECS Degrees Network. The network has been influential in the development of Early Childhood Studies degrees and their variants since 1993. We meet regularly to share and disseminate information about the degrees as well as being influential in higher education research, policy and practice relating to early childhood. 

 

 

Institutional Members

 

Click here to learn about our institutional members and can you recognise this month's institution?.

 

 

 

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Vacancies and Externals

Manchester Metropolitan University is seekng to appoint a

Head of School (Childhood, Youth and Education Studies)/Professor  

Closing Date: 15 April 2018 

The role of Head of the School of Childhood, Youth and Education Studies offers candidates an opportunity to lead a range of provision that has a genuine impact upon communities the world over. Reporting to the Faculty Pro-Vice Chancellor, the post-holder will be responsible for leading development in a direction that supports the Faculty's input to the overall strategy of the University. She or he will be a member of the Faculty Executive Group and also line-manage senior academic staff within the School as well as having a strong external presence.The Head of School role is for 4 years in the first instance, reverting to a substantive Professor post following this. 

 

https://manmetjobs.mmu.ac.uk/jobs/vacancy/head-of-school-childhood-youth-and-education-studies-professor-0509-mmu-birley-campus/520/description/  

 

 

 

 

External needed for a validation event

The University of Brighton is conducting a comprehensive curriculum review intended to provide greater clarity and parity of student experience across our provision. We are looking for an external for validation of revised modules for our Early Childhood Education and Care programme: https://www.brighton.ac.uk/courses/study/early-childhood-education-and-care-ba-hons.aspx

The process involves a validation event on either the 26th or 27th April 2018 and we are hoping that you might be willing to act as an external voice on the panel. There will be the standard external examiner conditions (fee of £200, expenses and hotel if required) and the event itself will be 2-3 hours we are hoping on the morning of the 26th April.

Interested individuals would need to provide a current CV and not to have worked for the University of Brighton in the last 5 years, or have been an external examiner here in the last three academic years. 

Northhampton University's Annual Children and Young People's Lecture on Wednesday 28 March 2018.

The University of Northampton is thrilled to welcome Countess Spencer, founder and CEO of Whole Child International. In September 2015, she was elected as an Ashoka Fellow for her innovative work as a social entrepreneur by the Ashoka Foundation, which honoured her for identifying and filling a gap in care for orphans and vulnerable children. In 2017, she was named one of People Magazine's "25 Women Changing the World".

Drawing on her extensive experience in establishing 'Whole Child International' and her work on the frontline of policy and practice, Karen Spencer will challenge us to think differently about how to create innovative and systemic change that will enhance the lives of vulnerable children.

Venue: Rockingham Library, Park Campus
5.30pm for refreshments

Lecture will commence at 6.30pm 

Well-being' Conference, 28th June – 30th June 2018, at Liverpool Hope University, UK.

For more information please visit: http://www.hope.ac.uk/earlychildhood/childhoodresearchforumcrf/conference2018/


Network Meetings

Network Meetings

The Early Childhood Studies Degrees Network holds full network meetings at least twice a year on a week-day, usually at London Metropolitan Univeristy, open to all members of the network.

Working Party Meetings/Standing Committees established by the Strategy Committee

These are set up as necessary to work on specific issues, including quality assurance, research and development issues. Previous working groups developed the ECS degrees with Practitioner Options and the QAA ECS subject benchmark.

The number of meetings is determined by perceived need according to the activties of the network


 

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