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

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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