Visit Beautiful Nepal and Participate in an Early Childhood Teacher Training

ACEI Early Childhood Summit, Nepal
June 2-4, 2018

ACEI is holding a training for early childhood teachers and caregivers offered by the ACEI International Outreach Committee (IOC) and the Alliance for Early Childhood Development Nepal (AECDN). The training will take place in Patan, in the Kathmandu area.

The Summit will be located at the Himalaya Hotel (Lalitpur), Patan, Kathmandu, Nepal. For more information, please visit the hotel website here:


What Is the Purpose of the Summit?

Using the key tenets of Education Diplomacy, the IOC is building a cross-cultural coalition with diverse partners in Nepal to confront issues affecting early childhood education. IOC members will be developing partnerships with representatives of various local organizations and working to prepare high-quality training modules specifically for the teacher training. These training modules will shape and guide culturally appropriate curriculum and health practices, and bring diverse groups together to solve challenges of equity, access, and quality in early childhood education.

Tentative Summit Agenda:

Saturday, 2 June

7:30 am                  Registration
8:30-9:00 am         Welcome/Opening
9:00-9:30 am         Keynote Address (Nepali Expert)
9:30-10:00 am       Tea break
10:00-12:00 pm     Workshops (1-4)
12:00-1:00 pm       One-hour break for lunch. World Cafe style lunch.
1:00-2:00 pm         Workshops (5-6)
3:00-4:30 pm         Workshops (8-9)
1:00-4:30 pm         Workshops (7-8). This includes a short tea break.

Trade display throughout the day

Sunday, 3 June

8:30 am                  Keynote Address (Nepali Expert)
9:00-10:30 am       Workshops (10-13)
10:30-11:00           Tea break
11:00-12:30 pm     Workshops (14-17)
12:00-1:00 pm       One-hour break for lunch. World Cafe style lunch.
1:30-3:00 pm         Workshops (18-21)
3:00-4:30 pm         Closing panel of teachers and students

Trade display throughout the day

Monday, 4 June

8:30 am          Site visits (optional, extra fee). Must sign up prior to Summit. More information will be available soon. See Tour Information section below.



Can I Attend This Summit?

Yes. Although this event is primarily geared toward early childhood teachers from Nepal, others who are interested in early childhood in Nepal are welcome to attend. There will be many opportunities to engage with early childhood teachers and exchange information about early childhood teaching strategies and practices, which is why the "Summit" designation is given. There will also be some opportunities to present.


Who Do I Contact If I Would Like to Attend?

If you would like to attend this event, please send an email to to note your interest in attending and provide your name and contact information. You will receive an email within 24 hours with the information.

Upon receiving your email, we will send you an official REGISTRATION FORM to complete and submit back to ACEI. Please be aware you do not have to present to attend.

There are limited spaces available for attendees from outside of Nepal, so please send your request as soon as possible. Your email request noting your interest in attending does not constitute an official registration, but it will reserve your place. The registration fee for this event if you are attending from outside Nepal is USD200.



Rooms are being reserved for attendees. To make a reservation, send an email to and mention “Early Childhood Summit” so that you can receive the special rate. Please visit the hotel website here:

The hotel charges per night are:
Single USD105,  Double USD118,  Extra bed USD56.
(Includes service charge & VAT)

Visa Information

US State Department

Nepal Department of Immigration

About Patan

Lalitpur Metropolitan City, historically Patan, is the third largest city of Nepal after Kathmandu and Pokhara. It is located in the south-central part of Kathmandu Valley, which is a new metropolitan city of Nepal. It is best known for its rich cultural heritage, particularly its tradition of arts and crafts. It is called the city of festival and feast, known for its fine ancient art and statue carving in metal and stone.

Tour Information

If you are interested in signing up for a tour, please email Tours must be signed up for in advance.

Click on the tour itineraries below for more information:

Half-Day Tour of Bhaktapur

Full-Day Tour of Bhaktapur

Half-Day Tour of Swayambhunath, Kathmandu City and Asan

Full-Day Tour of Swayambhunath, Kathmandu City and Asan

Flight to Mount Everest

On the Trail to City of Lakes

Nagarkot Day Hike