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 Steering Committee


Ukraine Update & Humanitarian Appeal

 By Mariia Vitrukh, PhD candidate, Arizona State University (from Ukraine)   Since 24 February 2022 when the Russians invaded Ukraine, instead of learning the types of dinosaurs, Ukrainian children know different types of missiles and their potential damage. They learned to differentiate tanks, military planes, and other lethal weapons. Ukrainian parenting has also taken a very unexpected and horrific turn

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