Children in Scotland and Children in Europe Partnership Conference
A New Era for Scotland's
Getting the legislation right.
18 June 2012, Macdonald Crutherland House in East Kilbride
Scotland’s First Minister has renewed his commitment to childcare 'to match the best in Europe' with a commitment to extend pre-school services to 600 hours a year for all 3 and 4 year olds. As Scotland joins the rest of Europe in taking forward the EC communication on Early Childhood Education and Care, this major conference asks is this the start of a new era for Scotland's youngest citizens? As the Government prepares its new legislation we ask what lessons can be learned from Scotland's past and from other countries, and what can and should we aspire to?
- Fully integrated services for young children
- Models for developing early childhood education and care
- Health and wellbeing
- workforce development
- Supporting parents through services
- Chair: Dr Bronwen Cohen, Chief Executive, Children in Scotland
- Tarja Kahiluoto, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland
- Lúcia Santos, Head of Early Childhood Education, Fundação Bissaya Barreto, Portugal
- Maureen McKenna, Executive Director of Education, Glasgow City Council
- Carol Kirk, Director of Education and Skills, North Ayrshire Council
- Joan Parr, Education, Learning and Young People, Creative Scotland
- Professor Helen Penn, University of East London and Former Head of Pre-fives Unit, Strathclyde Regional Council
- Naomi Eisenstadt CB, University of Oxford and Former Director of Sure Start Unit
- Peter Moss,Emeritus Professor, Thomas Coram Research Unit, University of London
- Satwat Rehman, Director, One Parent Families Scotland
Launching ‘Welcome to our world: early childhood education and care services for children under three’
Larry Forde, Executive Director of Education Resources, South Lanarkshire Council
We will be sharing the key findings from the conference with the Scottish Government
Please contact us on 0131 222 2446 for further information or to book.
Venue: Macdonald Crutherland House in East Kilbride
Who should attend: This conference is relevant to all those working with and for children in the early years across education, health, social work, community, out of school care, family and leisure services, early years care and those with an interest or involved in working with parents and communities.
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