Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Development Fair, organised by the Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority (ECA) in collaboration with strategic partners, will take place from 23-25 November 2023 at Umm Al Emarat Park.

The fair will take place for three days and presents an opportunity for children, their families, parents and caregivers to explore interactive events, out-of-school activities, scientific and technical workshops, as well as fun experiences aimed at promoting the development of children and encouraging interactive play and family participation. The fair also aims to foster learning through play and support the physical and mental development of children.

This fair’s objective is to provide parents and caregivers with the necessary tools, skills and resources to develop children's abilities from birth to the age of eight through various workshops, sessions and other activities in an innovative and interactive educational environment. The event also aims to promote Abu Dhabi as one of the best cities to attract investments in the field of early childhood development and out-of-school services and activities. The fair will promote the importance of services and activities that help enhance early childhood development.

His Excellency Engineer Thamer Rashid Al Qasimi, Executive Director of the Special Projects and Partnerships Sector at Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority, said: "We are organising this event as part of our efforts to strengthen the capacities of our partners to support the overall optimum development of children, re-adjusting society’s approach to out-of-school activities and how we can meet young children’s needs by enabling their caregivers with the necessary tools and important knowledge on development. The fair also seeks to familiarise parents and their caregivers with opportunities and diverse services offered by the emirate of Abu Dhabi in this area.

"We look forward to welcoming families, children, caregivers and all those involved in early childhood development to this event. We hope for them to participate in many fun, educational and interactive activities that we have provided with the support of our strategic partners and various service providers. We also made sure to provide innovative events and activities for People of Determination, in a creative outdoor environment that contributes to the promotion of children's physical, mental and psychological health.

The Early Childhood Development Fair is the result of the ECA’s collaboration with more than 12 strategic partners and 42 service providers, with multiple activities including four special performances for children of determination, 43 different workshops such as Arabic calligraphy and drawing workshops, community participation, sensory activities workshops, music workshops, science museum and other educational workshops and activities.

The fair includes 10 interactive sessions discussing various topics presented by a group of specialists in various relevant fields. The topics of these sessions relate to health and nutrition, child safety, early childcare and education, family support and many other topics of interest to parents, caregivers and children.

Visitors can also attend 21 special theatre performances, as well as areas dedicated to family entertainment, and other cultural areas featuring various libraries, as well as children's play gyms.

For more information about the Early Childhood Development Fair, visit: www.ecdfair.ae