About RECE

Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education (RECE) is dedicated to facilitating exchanges about work that challenge mainstream ideas regarding how young children learn and grow. In theory and in practice, RECE members question universal assumptions that mask the realities of local contexts and conditions.

2023 RECE Conference

Pathways: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, Where We Want to Go

The 29th Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education 2023 Conference
Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester U.K.
September 7 – 10, 2023

Manchester Metropolitan University by David Dixon, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Registration and Fees

Please click here to access registration packages for RECE 2023. Please become a RECE member to access Member fees


Please click here to access the conference program. The program will be consistently updated at this link.



Please click here to access accommodation website

Booking procedure for delegates: Delegates may book online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; alternatively, Marketing Manchester is also happy to take telephone bookings or booking requests via email during office hours – Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm (excluding Bank Holidays): abs@visitmanchester.com 


Delegates can secure their booking by credit/debit card, with payment being made upon arrival/departure at the hotel or by requesting an invoice where payment is made prior to arrival.


Conference Dinner
The conference dinner will be hosted on Saturday, 9 September. Please click here to register for the conference dinner. 

If you have any questions about visa related to invitation letters for presenters and attendees at the RECE conference, please contact Martin Needham at m.needham@mmu.ac.uk.

RECE Graduate Research Circle:

An invitation for recent postgraduate and graduate students to further connect and create a community within Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education (RECE) inspired by the Vancouver RECE conference.

RECE Graduate Research Circle (RGRC),

Inviting Recent Postgraduate and Graduate Students to Connect and Create a Community in Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education (RECE) Inspired by the Vancouver RECE Conference.

We want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has participated in our Reconceptualizing Graduate Research Circle (RGRC) in recent months. We are thrilled to have successfully organized multiple circles and have been overwhelmed with the positive response through numerous emails expressing interest. As we embark on this exciting global journey with RGRC please consider joining us!

To reach us, use the following email address: recegraduatecircle@gmail.com

Warmest regards, Lori Huston & Amy Clark

RECE Steering Committee

The RECE Steering Committee Statement on Violence in Israel and Gaza

The Steering Committee for the international Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education (RECE) organization wants to express our horror and sadness in watching the eruption of violence, the resulting devastation to infrastructure, and the enormous loss of lives in Israel and Gaza. Our thoughts are with our colleagues, friends, and all others, particularly with families and young children. The RECE Steering Committee denounces the violence and supports a cease fire and humanitarian assistance. We strongly condemn the Hamas attacks on innocent civilians. We are also deeply concerned about the systemic and ongoing violence against children and families in Gaza. We urge all actors to immediately stop the violence, to continue negotiations to return hostages to their homes, and to provide urgent support, aid and care to

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