Innovative Approaches in Early Childhood Education

Join us at the Innovative Approaches in Early Childhood Education virtual conference and discover the latest strategies for nurturing and inspiring the next generation of leaders and innovators.

Global Conference

Unleashing the potential of young minds

Ready to revolutionize the way we approach early childhood education? Join us at the Innovative Approaches in Early Childhood Education conference and gain access to cutting-edge insights and strategies from leading experts in the field.

Discover new ways to support children’s cognitive, social, and emotional development and learn how to create inclusive and equitable learning environments that foster creativity, curiosity, and a love of learning. From interactive sessions and workshops to networking opportunities and inspiring keynote speakers, this conference is designed to empower educators and caregivers to take their practice to the next level and make a lasting impact on the children in their care.

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Deborah McNelis

Deborah McNelis, M.Ed is an author, speaker and creator of Neuro-Nurturing®. As an Early Brain Development Specialist and founder of Brain Insights LLC, she has developed the unique Neuro-Nurturing Interaction Series. She has also published Transitions and Balanced Stimulation development packets in collaboration with Redleaf Press. She has been seen in publications, heard on radio interviews and webinars worldwide and receives rave reviews for her engaging and insightful presentations and keynotes for communities, schools, organizations and companies. Her enthusiasm is said to be contagious.

Keynote Speakers

Rob Houben

Rob Houben is an innovative educational leader, policy influencer, change creator and manager from the Netherlands. Rob's philosophy centers around the idea that effective learning begins by nurturing motivation and self-esteem. He is an advocate for schools without timetables, courses and age groups.

With his strong analytical skills, practical approach, open mind, and infectious enthusiasm he will give you new ideas and solutions, and help you deploy them.


Tuesday, 10 Oct 2023 – Time Zone CEST

2:00 PM ~ Welcome speech by the founder of Kindergartens International Institution | Klavdija Svet

2:05 PM ~ AI Empowerment for Early Childhood Educators

2:35 PM ~ Sparking Curiosity and Connection Outdoors | Loretta Fernando-Smith

2:50 PM ~ How to Plan and Evaluate Playful Learning | Milla van der Burgh

3:15 PM ~ The Power of Play-Based Learning in Early Years | Rafaela Nogueira Fonseca

3:40 PM ~ Break

3:45 PM ~ Neuroscience: Brain Insights on the Power of Focus | Deborah McNelis

5:00 PM ~ Closing of the day

Wednesday, 11 Oct 2023 – Time Zone CEST

2:00 PM ~ Everybody Deserves to Be Treated Unequally | Rob Houben

2:45 PM ~ Exploring Holistic Education for Early Childhood Development | Katherine Stravogiannis

3:10 PM ~ Harnessing the Power of Global Collaboration | Dr. Adrijana Višnjić Jevtić

3:30 PM ~ Say Hello To The World Project | Kaja Kink

3:40 PM ~ Development Rocket | Maja Jerčić

4:00 PM ~ Break

4:05 PM ~ Workshop: Unleashing Your Potential to Positively Impact Children

4:30 PM ~ Open Discussions and Announcements

5:00 PM ~ The end of the Conference

“Sadly I missed the first day but today was outstanding and in such a short time I learn so much. Even at the ripe old age of 60.”

- Kim G.

“Really interesting, nice to see how it goes elsewhere.”

- Katja K.

“It was great, thank you 😊”

— Esra Y.

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We look forward to welcoming you to our conference and providing you with a valuable learning experience.