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The ECSDN was setup to campaign for a high status early childhood graduate profession and provide a critical perspective on, and a forum for, the advancement of appropriate early years policies, initiatives and legislation.

We work to develop graduate and postgraduate level education, training and research in the discipline of Early Childhood Studies.

The history of the ECSDN Podcast

In October 2020, Carolyn Silberfeld, who at the time was the Chair of the ECSDN, recorded a podcast with Aaron Bradbury for his series of #TeamEarlyChildhood Podcasts where she explained the history of the ECSDN.

You can catch up with this by clicking on the image below.

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