4th National Conference of Association for Early Childhood Education and Development


Date: Nov. 7, 2016 - Nov. 8, 2016

Venue: Azim Premji University, Benguluru

Azim Premji University is a not for profit, private, autonomous university, established under the Azim Premji University Act 2010 of the Karnataka Legislature. It has a clear social purpose of and has a mandate to create programmes of learning, research and advocacy in education, development and allied fields. Azim Premji Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, is the sponsor of Azim Premji University.

The Association for Early Childhood Education and Development (AECED) is a national body registered in 2008 with its registered office at Department of Human Ecology, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. It was formerly known as the Indian Association for Preschool Education (IAPE).

AECED and the School of Education, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru are organizing a two day conference on “Re-defining Early Childhood Development Profession in India: Challenges and Potential”.

This conference aims to bring to fore the need for re-imagination of the field, and deliberate on alternatives to current issues in all aspects of the early childhood profession, such as quality teacher education and finding strategies to meet the policy requirements regarding in-service capacity building and so on. The conference will bring together policy makers, teachers, teacher training institutes, academicians, researchers and representatives from all sectors - private, NGO and government from ECCE domains. There will be plenaries by invited speakers, paper and poster presentations and workshops for Early Child Development professionals.

Registration is necessary for the conference participation. Registration is open until 15th October, 2016.

Registration fee:

  • All AECED Members: Rs. 2000/-
  • Non-members: Rs. 2500/-
  • Non-government Organization: 50% concession based on nature of membership (i.e. If AECED members Rs. 1000/- for each participating member; If non-member, Rs. 1250/- for each participating member)
  • Students: 250/- (Interested students will need to submit a short 500 word Statement of Purpose and Curriculum Vitae - limited seats)

Payment details are as follows:

  1. Online Transfer: Association for Early Childhood Education and Development: A/c no – 3040805406; Central Bank of India, Deonar Branch, Deonar, Mumbai - 400088. IFSC code - CBIN0281725.
  2. Demand Draft: Demand Draft should be drawn in favour of ‘Association for Early Childhood Education and Development, Mumbai’. Post the Demand Draft to the AECED office address: Centre for Human Ecology, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai – 400088

Please fill-in registration form on the link - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ECE_2016

For outstation participants, lodging and boarding arrangement is made available on a first come first served basis.

For further details on the conference, visit http://www.azimpremjiuniversity.orghttp://www.mumbai-aeced.org.

All correspondence to be emailed to aeced-apu2016@apu.edu.in & aecedconference@gmail.com

We assure you that you shall experience two days replete with high stimulation and engagement. We hope that you will join us not only for professional growth and networking but also share your experiences and innovations to benefit other co-participants. We would like to see this event contributing to the growth of AECED with new members, and a new committee.

We are looking forward to meeting you during the conference.


Kinnari Pandya, Azim Premji University, Bangalore
Purnima Contractor, Executive Committee Member, AECED, Mumbai
Rajani Konantambigi, Secretary, AECED, Mumbai & Conference Assistant, Shahana Purveen: