Michel Vandenbroeck

Michel Vandenbroeck is the Head of the Department of Social Work and Social Pedagogy, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium.

He teaches Early Childhood Care and Education and Family Pedagogy. His research focuses on early childhood policy and practice and parent support, with a special interest in diversity and social inclusion. He has authored several international publications on these issues.

Before his employment at the Department, he worked as project coordinator at VBJK Centre for Innovation in the Early Years, where he established projects on accessibility and diversity in early childhood care and education, and on professional development. At present, he chairs the Board of VBJK. He sits on several advisory boards, including the advisory board of Kind en Gezin, the governmental agency for child care and preventive parent support in the Flemish Community of Belgium and the editorial board of the EECERA Journal and Early Years.
Together with Liselott Olsson, he is coordinating editor of the “Contesting Early Childhood” book series (Routledge).

Watch as Michel Vandenbroeck discusses some of the challenges that early childhood systems face today, here.