The ECSDN Research conferences

The ECSDN Research Conference was introduced by Dr Jackie Musgrave and Dr Helen Perkins. This provides the opportunity for researchers in the academic discipline of Early Childhood to present the findings from research into contemporary issues.


The ECSDN actively encourage Early Childhood Studies students to present their work. Often it is their first time and it is a fantastic platform for them to showcase the results of their research.

The call for applications to present is sent out around October via our network mailing, newsletters and details are published both on this page and in our news items, along with the application form.



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