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

The following fee rates will be available (become a RECE member to access Member fees)


RECE Member Early Bird                                       £300.00

RECE Member Full Rate                                        £350.00

Non-Member Rate                                                  £400.00

Single Day Rate                                                      £100.00

Full Subsidised – Post Graduate / Low Income      £225.00

Full Online                                                               £300.00


Indicative Timetable



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.


We would like to extend our gratitude to everyone who has attended our Reconceptualizing Graduate Research Circle (RGRC) in the past few months. We have successfully held three circles so far, in November 2022, and January and March 2023. We have also received numerous emails expressing interest from many of you. We are in the early stages of establishing ourselves and embarking on this exciting global RGRC journey. Please join us for our next circle Wednesday, May 24th, 2023. 
11:00 am Vancouver PST. Zoom Meeting ID: 618 4064 4057 Passcode: 574118

We are thrilled to announce that we have an exciting opportunity ahead.  

Scholarly Writing 

How can we initiate our thought process regarding pedagogy? We want to extend an open invitation to all participants of the RGRC to come together and collaborate in establishing a foundation for this discussion. Let us leverage our diverse knowledge systems to foster an evolving unity of various approaches to teaching and learning within our profession worldwide. 

Contact us via email: recegraduatecircle@gmail.com

Warmest wishes, 

RECE Steering Committee

Standing in Solidarity with US Early Childhood Educators against Racism and Heterosexism

As a global organization reflecting diverse cultural experiences of children and families, Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education (RECE) members honor a wide range of ways of knowing and  realize a fundamental commitment to social justice in all their activities (https://receinternational.org/about/). We decry policies and actions in the US and elsewhere that protect white privilege and heteronormativity, and perpetuate multiple forms of oppression. We also note with alarm the growing attacks on freedom of thought and expression affecting children, educators, and families. RECE, as an organization, also decries any efforts to turn back the clock by denial of curriculum and practices that teach accurate US history, reflect and honor the diversity of children and families, and work toward equity and inclusion, rather than exclusion, in education.

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Upcoming RECE Conferences

As a RECE member you may have expressed an interest, or you may be interested, in hosting the RECE conference in the next five years. As RECE Steering Committee members, we are reaching out and inviting you to let us know if your institution is interested in hosting the RECE conference in the next five years. If you are interested, we would welcome your response including the year you wish to host by May 15th, 2023.  

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