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

Call for Proposals

We invite proposals from early childhood researchers, scholars, educators, pedagogues, teacher-educators, and activists for the 29 th Annual Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education (RECE) Conference, to be held in person and online at Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester England.

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

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.

Participation in the RECE Graduate Research Circle is an opportunity to connect regularly to share research interests, discuss writing practices and writing within a virtual community, connect with RECE scholars, and further build community in different ways.

RECE Graduate Research Circles will occur on Zoom every 6 – 8 weeks: Our next Circle will be January 9th, 2023, at  1 pm (PST). Save the date!

To connect with the RECE Graduate Research Circle, please send an email message to recegraduatecircle@gmail.com.


Global Activisms:

A Conversation with Community based Early Childhood Change Agents

We are excited to announce the first event in the 2023 RECE Global Conversations Webinar Series: Global Activisms: A Conversation with Community-Based Early Childhood Change Agents.

This event brings together change makers from three continents to share their experiences in field-based activism, organizing and change work. The event will be facilitated by long time activist educators and will unfold through conversation, Q&A and inter-presenter dialogue. Engaging in rich conversation across generation and location, our speakers and facilitators invite each other and the audience to explore critical questions, inspirations and strategies for change within, between and across communities.

Wednesday, 25 Jan 2023, 1:30 PM EST

Click below for additional information and webinar registration:

RECE Steering Committee

2022 RECE 2070

End of Year Update from RECE

  Dear RECE colleagues and friends, Seasons’ greetings and thank you for all your engagement with, and support of, RECE this year, the year we were able to return to an in-person gathering in Vancouver.  Wishing you very happy holidays and we’re looking forward to seeing you in 2023 at one of our online events or at our conference in

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