Dear Colleagues,

The 6th International Early Childhood Education Congress (IECEC/UOEK-2019) was hosted by the Department of Dede Korkut Education at Kafkas University on October 2-5, 2019, under the main theme of "Childhood Construction". The 7th International Early Childhood Education Congress (IECEC-UOEK-2021) was held at Ege University during the voting at this 6th congress. The 7th International Early Childhood Education Congress (IECEC-UOEK-2021) will be hosted by Ege University on November 24-26, 2021, under the main theme "Early Childhood Education - Change and Priorities in the COVID-19 Pandemic Process" due to the pandemic in the planning process of the Congress.

According to UNESCO (2020), during the COVID-19 process called "the greatest concurrent shock in all levels of education in the lives of individuals", approximately 90% of the world’s student population (more than 1.5 billion students in 165 countries) were cut off from learning experiences due to measures and policies implemented to prevent the spread of the disease.

Even though COVID-19’s health problems with children are not yet clearly identified, considering all aspects of the development of young children, it is clear that this global outbreak will have profound consequences. For younger children, it is inevitable that we know very little about what Covid-19's immediate and observable consequences might be, no matter how relevant. Covid-19 not only suspended normal childhood activities such as going to school, interacting with large families and friends, playing outdoors, and exploring nature, but also influenced the socio-emotional benefits of children’s participation in these experiences.

When we consider this process academically, we are "the participants of the greatest unplanned experience we have seen in our educational lives." The explosion of information related to Covid-19 initially concentrated in medicine and health, but now new directions and publications are also remarkable in education.

Therefore, we would like to invite you to participate in this congress, where we aim to address the steps that need to be taken in managing the process and how the unprepared pandemic process affects children and the individuals and systems that provide them with education, and what kind of innovations we need to deal with this process.

Best regards,

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sibel Sönmez

Congress President

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Early Childhood Education During Pandemic - Change and Priorities
Education Programs and Policies
Training of a Teacher
Education Environments
Development and Evaluation
Family Education and Their Participation
Language Development and Education
Physical Activity and Movement
Values education
Life Skills Training
Health Education and Health Promoting Schools
Children Literature

Environmental Education
School Adaptation and Readiness
Special Education
Class Management
Children under Risk
Prevention and Intervention Approaches in Early Childhood Period
Information Communication Technologies
Online Education Applications
Child Policy and Rights
Alternative Approaches in Education
Research Methods
Inclusive and Special Education in Early Childhood
Education of Gifted Children


Congress Dates :

The 7th International Early Childhood Education Congress will be held online between November 24-26, 2021.

Congress Language :

The official language of the congress are Turkish and English.

Name & Password :

Each participant will log in to the platform with their own virtual platform ID and password.

Exhibition and Exhibition Area :

During the congress publishing companys , private schools, technology companies, etc. They will be able to open a stand on the Online Platform in order to exhibit their products. Company representatives will be able to communicate with the participants both by writing and making a call. It is required to have a congress registration at the entrance to the exhibition areas.

Registration and Information :

You will be able to reach us live about your registration / participation and technical issues through the Virtual Platform and get instant answers to all your questions.

Invitation Letter :

An invitation letter will be sent to the participants who have completed the registration process, upon request. This invitation letter is only intended to help participants obtain permission from the institutions they are affiliated with, and will not provide any financial support to the participant.

Certificate of Attendance :

Participation certificates of all participants who register to the congress and log into the Digital Platform will be accessible digitally as of the first day of the congress.

November 24, 2021
Congress Start
November 26, 2021
Congress End
October 11, 2021
Abstract Submission Deadline

Registration fees includes;

  • Registration is required.
  • TAX included.
  • Access to all scientific session during Congress and for 3 months
  • Access to all accepted and presented.
  • Digital certificate of attendance
  • All documents, flyers and leaflets in the exhibition area.
  • Access to exhibition area and networking opportunity with exhibitors and their representatives.

Cancellatıon Policy
  • Cancellation requests must be made in writing.
  • For cancellations made until September 10, 2021, the full fee will be refunded.
  • No refunds will be made for requests received after September 10, 2021. Only requests for name change will be accepted.
  • All refunds will be made within the month following the end of the Congress.

Bank Account Informations:

Beneficiary’s Name : Ege Üs Kongre Danışmanlık Turizm ve İnş. San. Tic. Ltd. Şti

Beneficiary’s Bank, Branch and Code : Türkiye İş Bankası, Alsancak Branch (3401)

Account Number : 703548

IBAN Number : TR85 0006 4000 0023 4010 7035 48

Swift Code : ISBKTRIS


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