The International Centre Early Childhood Education and Care (ICEC) was established at the DJI in 2012. Its work includes observing international childcare systems and collating experience and research results as well as identifying good practices and helping to shape developments in the field of early childhood education and care.

In this way, the ICEC supports the international transfer of knowledge, political concepts and experience, thereby enabling Germany to draw on insights from other countries. In this connection, the ICEC is also actively involved in international panels and networks in the field of early childhood education and care.

The ICEC acts as an intermediary between national and international organizations examining questions of early childhood education and care from the point of view of scientific research, professional practice and policy-making.


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ICEC Conference "Translating Visions Into Practice" in Berlin on June, 21st, 2023
Call for Papers "Team Concepts in ECEC"

Together with the Korea Institute of Child Care and Education (KICCE) and Dr. Pamela Oberhuemer (University College London, Thomas Coram Research Unit), we invite authors to contribute a paper to the thematic issue of the International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy on the topic "Team Concepts in ECEC". 

Call for Papers