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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Deutsches Jugendinstitut
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81541 Munich


ICEC Online Conference on June 24th, 2021
ECEC Centres as a Workplace in International Comparison: Result from the OECD TALIS Starting Strong Survey
­ProgrammeMore about the TALIS Starting Strong Survey in Germany