Dear RECE Members,
We hope that you, your close ones, and your community are doing well in these difficult times. We know that many of you have been active in your communities, supporting early childhood workers and others in need.
As the governing body of RECE, we have been meeting often since the beginning of the year to monitor the Covid-19 crisis and its impact on our conference schedule in 2020 and beyond. We are considering both online alternatives to the 2020 conference as well as information about sites for the 2021 and 2022 meetings. We hope to communicate our new schedule soon.
We have also been working on a revised long-term governance plan for RECE. Our goal is a plan that is open and transparent, one that formalizes RECE membership and clarifies the roles of the Business Meeting and the RECE Steering Committee. In addition, we are preparing a proposal to revise and expand membership of the Steering Committee.
We will be providing regular updates on our work here on the RECE website and look forward to conversations about the best ways to insure the viability of RECE in the coming decades. As always, we invite you to be in touch with us by using the Contact form provided on our website.
Very best wishes,
The RECE Steering Committee, April 2020
Marianne N Bloch, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Tomas Ellegaard, Roskilde University
Janice Kroeger, Kent State University
Colette Murray, Technical University Dublin
Michelle Salazar Perez, New Mexico State University
Jonathan Silin, University of Toronto
Beth Blue Swadener, Arizona State University
Marek Tesar, University of Auckland
Mathias Urban, Dublin City University