Tuesday, June 30 - 2020,
"Yes, I can"

 

Tuesday, June 30

Objective

In harmony with the reflective approach of this Congress, this session aims to enable all participants to understand the concept of ECEC quality from a new perspective that combines open-mindedness, caring curiosity and freedom of expression and stimulates our recognition of fresh and unexpected relationships between ideas. 

 

Beyond all of our current knowledge and conceptions of what ECEC quality is or means, this

session invites everyone to think out of the box on an individual or group basis and to question themselves in a relaxing and transparent moment of reflection. Get ready to be an empowered change agent !

Tuesday, June 30

Programme

2:00 - 3:00 pm : 

Registration at the OECD desk

3:00 - 3:30 pm : 

Welcome coffee for delegates and speakers

Welcome address and introduction to the Congress

  • Nathalie CASSO-VICARINI, General Delegate, Ensemble for Early Childhood Education

  • Geneviève BÉLISLE, Executive Director, Association Québécoise des Centres de la Petite Enfance

3:30 - 4:30  pm : 

Tea Time discussion :

How can we envision a world in which our children can live in a fulfilling and supportive environment?

 

In describing their individual perspectives, our two guest speakers will bring us back to our own journey of childhood, retracing the evolving story of childhood in society and on a day-to-day basis.

Both speakers will share their analysis of how individuals, whatever their position, and societies can transform and embrace children’s wellbeing as a priority.

Facilitator : To be confirmed

  • Dr. Boris CYRULNIK, Child psychiatrist and neurologist

  • Dr. Rob HALE, Psychiatrist, formerly Director of the Tavistock and Portman Trust

4:35 – 5:35 pm :

Plenary discussion :

Another world is possible: making a powerful impact on society !

 

The speakers for this plenary discussion have all challenged ‘fixed mindsets’: they will inspire and motivate us by describing the impact their projects have had on society.

This session will shed :

  • light on a dynamic of different ways of thinking

  • introduce some new ideas to our current mindset

  • supporting this momentum of change

Facilitator : To be confirmed

Marion VOILLOT, Researcher, Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires (CRI)​

5:35 – 6:50 pm :

Interactive movie session:

Tomorrow belongs to us (extract 5’)

This session will nurture the momentum for ECEC change, stimulating action at the individual and societal level.

What the session will bring to us :

  • illustrate this new mindset

  • providing concrete examples from members of our very young generation.

 

 

Facilitator : to be confirmed

 

Isabelle FILLIOZAT, Psychotherapist and writer

Wednesday, July 1st

 

"I think, I share"

Wednesday, July 1st

Objective

Using the reflective approach explained in the previous “Yes I can” session, this session will share the latest thinking and research on ECEC quality. The objective of this session is engagement in open and honest reflection on the established goals of public practice and possibilities for innovation, using evidence from research, our children and our families. Pushing well beyond our current knowledge and conceptions on ECEC quality.

 

this session invites participants to think of themselves as individuals, professionals, public policy makers or any other educational or society stakeholder within our sphere of influence and to share their thoughts on achieving a profound transformation of social and regulatory norms.

The 3 proposed armchair subjects have been designed to be complementary, following subsequent levels of discussions :

 

Level 1 : At first, when talking about quality ECEC, children should be at the heart of the discussion

 

Level 2 : Once children are at the heart of the discussion, we need to consider how a common language could be found

Level 3 : Once we manage to speak the same language on ECEC quality, we need to consider how ECEC quality

Wednesday, July 1st

Programme

08:00 – 09:00 am

Welcome coffee for delegates and speakers

 « Warm up »

09:00 – 10:00 am

Official opening of the Congress :

“Reconnecting with our own childhood!” - Introduction with children’s voice (5’)

Opening addresses :

Rudolph HIDALGO, President, Ensemble for Early Childhood Education (5’)

Gabriela RAMOS, OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20 (20’)

10:00 – 11:30 am

BLOCK 1 – Plenary session :

How is ECEC quality doing ?

This session will explain :

  • What do our quality determinants tell us about the situation ?

  • How appropriate are current norms as drivers of quality ?

  • What does research tell us about ECEC quality ?

  • Why should we talk about quality ?

  • Why is good quality needed ?

  • What kind of changes do we hope to achieve in the future ?

Facilitator : Nathalie CASSO-VICARINI, General Delegate, Ensemble for Early Childhood Education

  • Géraldine LIBREAU, Policy Officer for ECEC European Commission

  • Iram SIRAJ, Professor of Child Development & Education, University of Oxford​

11:30 am – 12:00 pm : 

Wellness break :

 

We value everyone’s experience and what they bring with them to the event. We also want all participants to feel welcome and included. During these breaks, there will be diverse, informal opportunities for everybody to discuss their opinions, share their own experience and learning, have fun and connect with other participants/speakers.

  • Poster presentations / Thematic talks related to various subjects : “Nature and environment”, “Play”, “Supporting families”, “Music and culture” etc

  • Recreation area

  • Photocall area / Social Media Wall #WeCanForChild, #Ensemble4Quality

12:00 – 1:30 pm :

BLOCK 2 – 3 Parallel Armchair Discussions:

What route will ensure a lasting transformation of ECEC quality?

Session 1: The best interest of the child: a realistic objective?

To what extent do we prioritize the best interests of children and place them at the very heart of educational quality from the very early years? How do we respond to the needs and well-being of children?

 

Facilitator : Tracey BURNS, Senior Analyst, OECD's Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI)

 

  • Tove MOGSTAD SLINDE, Senior Advisor, Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research

  • Pr. Georges TARABULSY, Professor in psychology, University of Laval

  • Geneviève AVENARD, Ombudsman for children, France

Session 2: It takes a village to raise a child: a few challenges to overcome ?

Do and can we understand and speak the same language on ECEC quality ? Do we understand the ingredients of quality ? What still needs to be achieved ?

 

Facilitator : Stéphanie JAMET, Senior Policy Analyst, OECD Directorate for Education and Skills 

 

Nathalie CASSO-VICARINI, Expert member, French Comité des 1000 jours

Session 3 : Quality monitoring and scaling up: which accountability ?

What support and evaluation will ensure better monitoring, sustainability and continuous improvement ? What should be the accompanying measures of quality? How do we measure the inclusiveness of ECEC provision and practice ?

 

Facilitator: Isabelle VINET, Executive Director, Centre de Psycho-Education du Québec (CPEQ), University of Montréal

 

  • Anne HOLLONDS, Australian Institute of Family Studies

  • Geneviève BELISLE, Executive Director, Association Québécoise des Centres de la Petite Enfance

1:30 – 2:30 pm : 

Lunch break :

We value everyone’s experience and what they bring with them to the event. We also want all participants to feel welcome and included. During these breaks, there will be diverse, informal opportunities for everybody to discuss their opinions, share their own experience and learning, have fun and connect with other participants/speakers.

 

Poster presentations / Thematic talks related to various subjects : “Nature and environment”, “Play”, “Supporting families”, “Music and culture” etc

Recreation area

Photocall area / Social Media Wall #WeCanForChild, #Ensemble4Quality

The workshops and the policy forum will illustrate and respond to 3 important issues affecting educational quality:

 

  • How far is this transformation of social and regulatory norms practically possible ? What role can each of us, at all levels, play in changing social and/or regulatory norms? What role can I play in society and/or policy leadership?

  • How can initiatives be effectively scaled up?

  • Can we set up ECEC minimum standards? If so, how far can such minimum standards empower my own actions ?

  • Comment ce changement de normes sociales et réglementaires peut s’opérer ? Quel rôle chacun à son niveau peut jouer sur les normes sociales et/ou politiques ? Quel leadership sociétal et/ou politique ?

  • A quel niveau les initiatives peuvent être mises à l’échelle ?

  • Que peuvent être des normes minimales universelles de qualité éducative en milieu de la petite enfance ? Dans quelle mesure de telles normes minimales peuvent appuyer mon pouvoir d’action ?

2:30 – 4:00 pm : 

BLOCK 3 – 3 Parallel Sessions/Workshops / Policy Forum :

Getting social and regulatory norms moving for better ECEC quality : where and how far can I act ?  Thinking through: how can I be empowered ?

By exploring innovative on-theground initiatives and specific public policies, these sessions invite delegates to unravel and make sense of methods of possible action and to be inspired to argue for change of social and/or regulatory norms.

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Workshop 1 : Early childhood and Environment 

 

Facilitator : To be confirmed

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Workshop 2 : Perinatality 

 

Facilitator: To be confirmed

 

Romain DUGRAVIER, Head of children's psychiatric department, Sainte-Anne Hospital 

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Policy Forum : Professionalization and educational posture in Early Childhood Education: what does it take? 

Facilitator : Olivier THEVENON, OECD Social Policy Analyst

 

 

Conclusion within each breakout room (workshop/policy forum)

4:00 – 4:30 pm

Wellness break : 

 

We value everyone’s experience and what they bring with them to the event. We also want all participants to feel welcome and included. During these breaks, there will be diverse, informal opportunities for everybody to discuss their opinions, share their own experience and learning, have fun and connect with other participants/speakers.

 

Poster presentations / Thematic talks related to various subjects : “Nature and environment”, “Play”, “Supporting families”, “Music and culture” etc

Recreation area

Photocall area / Social Media Wall #WeCanForChild, #Ensemble4Quality

 

4:30 – 6:00 pm

BLOCK 4 – 3 Parallel Sessions/Workshops / Policy Forum :

Getting social and regulatory norms moving for a better ECEC quality: where and how far can I act? » - Thinking through: how can I be empowered ?

By exploring innovative on-theground initiatives and specific public policies, these sessions invite delegates to unravel and make sense of methods of possible action and to be inspired to argue for change of social and/or regulatory norms.

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Workshop 1 : An innovative approach of scaling up

 

Facilitator: To be confirmed

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Workshop 2: A Quality framework at the municipalities level 

 

Facilitator : Nathalie CASSO-VICARINI, General Delegate, Ensemble for Early Childhood Education

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Policy Forum : A preventive approach: which benefits and challenges ? 

 

Facilitator: Yuri BELFALI, Head of Division, Early Childhood and Schools, OECD Directorate for Education and Skills

 

Tove Slinde MOGSTAD, Senior Advisor, Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research Pr. Georges TARABULSY, Professor in psychology,

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Conclusion within each breakout room (workshop/policy forum)

6:30 – 9:30 pm : 

Dinner Buffet : 

Conviviality and connectivity

Thursday, July 2nd

 

I do and act

Thursday, July 2nd

Objective

In line with the previous “I think, I share” session, this session invites each delegate to continue to walk through and identify possible ways of action, at each level of influence, in order to enable educational quality in early childhood education. Therefore, this session will demonstrate through our participation in facilitated Strategy Labs how we translate thoughts into action that transforms expectations and mindsets and makes quality ECEC a long-term reality that benefits all children.

Thursday, July 2nd

Programme

08:00 – 09:00 am

Welcome coffee for delegates and speakers

 

We value everyone’s experience and what they bring with them to the event. We also want all participants to feel welcome and included. During these breaks, there will be diverse, informal opportunities for everybody to discuss their opinions, share their own experience and learning, have fun and connect with other participants/speakers.

Poster presentations / Thematic talks related to various subjects : “Nature and environment”, “Play”, “Supporting families”, “Music and culture” etc

Recreation area

Photocall area / Social Media Wall #WeCanForChild, #Ensemble4Quality

09:00 – 10:30 am

3 Parallel sessions/ Strategy Labs: Seeds for innovative and leading-edge initiatives :

 

Living an unusual experience, one beyond norms and regulations

 

Strategy Lab 1: Shaping the Future of the New Society: Can economic stakeholders speak the same ECEC quality language ?

This lab objective is to provide key insights on the commitment of “unusual” advocates towards very young children and their families and contributes to the change of social norms

Facilitators: Rudolph HIDALGO, President Ensemble for Early Childhood Education & Tiphaine MAYOLLE, Consultant in parenting

  • Romina BOARINI, OECD Senior Advisor, Coordinator of OECD Inclusive Growth

 

Strategy Lab 2: From individuals to a collective force: Can it make a difference ? A French-led multi-entry initiative

This lab objective is to provide an innovative and leading edge initiative in France: “Collège pour l’Enfance”, a joint-force with a variety of mobilized stakeholders in early childhood education

Facilitators: Geneviève BELISLE, Executive Director, Association Québécoise des Centres de la Petite Enfance & Nathalie CASSOVICARINI, General Delegate, Ensemble for Early Childhood Education

 

Strategy Lab 3: Access, Equity and Quality in vulnerable contexts, with vulnerable people: how do we set decisions that make good things happen?

This lab objective is to provide significant perspectives to low, middle and high-income countries about the forthcoming path towards SDGs 2030, in particular on SDG 4.2.

Facilitator: To be confirmed

10:30 – 11:00 am : 

Wellness break :

 

We value everyone’s experience and what they bring with them to the event. We also want all participants to feel welcome and included. During these breaks, there will be diverse, informal opportunities for everybody to discuss their opinions, share their own experience and learning, have fun and connect with other participants/speakers.

  • Poster presentations / Thematic talks related to various subjects : “Nature and environment”, “Play”, “Supporting families”, “Music and culture” etc

  • Recreation area

  • Photocall area / Social Media Wall #WeCanForChild, #Ensemble4Quality

11:00 am – 12:30 pm : 

Wrap-up of the Congress and call to action / Joint session of discussions :

How far have I walked with my new pair of glasses and what is left to act upon ?

  • ​Which lessons were learned ?

  • What were the main findings ?

  • How will the findings and lessons learned inspire and empower my individual actions or any collective actions ?

  • What individual and collective actions should we now be engaging in/committing to/taking on ?

Facilitators: Chantal DURAND, Director, National projects and Partnerships, Association Québécoise des Centres de la Petite Enfance & Aurélia RABE, Director International Ressources, Ensemble for Early Childhood Education

 

  • Yuri BELFALI, OECD Head of Division, Early Childhood and Schools

  • Iram SIRAJ, Professor of Child Development & Education, University of Oxford 

12:30 – 1:00 pm : 

Official closing of the Congress :

Closing addresses :

  • Geneviève BELISLE, Executive Director, Association Québécoise des Centres de la Petite Enfance

  • Nathalie CASSO-VICARINI, General Delegate, Ensemble for Early Childhood Education

 

We are not going to leave each other like that ! Conclusion & Surprise !

  • Rudolph HIDALGO, President, Ensemble for Early Childhood Education

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