To contribute to the nation's advancement in the early childhood education and care(ECEC) through comprehensive policy research



ECEC policy platform that realizes and a society in which children's happiness and child-rearing happiness are ensured.


Mid-and Long-term Development Goals

  • Leading ECEC policy research institute that raises future citizen

  • Global platform of information and knowledge onKorean ECEC policies

  • National research institute that takes accountability in practicing societal values

  • Center of ECEC research ecosystem based on communication, convergence and coexistence


Core values

Happiness Communication Innovation Impartiality Dissemination

Management Goals & Execution Strategies

Lead the expansion of areas of ECEC
research and policy development
  • Identify the anticipatory ECEC policy agenda
  • Expand the research area to cope with the changes in demographics and child-rearing environment
  • Strengthen the reseach competence and maximize efficiency for enhancing outcomes of ECEC policy
Realize a global platform of
Korean ECEC policy research
  • Build a platform for ECEC policy information and knowledge in Korea
  • Generate the information on internation ECEC research and support developing countries
  • Redefine KICCE's status as Korea's representative national policy institute
Establish a ECEC policy research ecosystem
of communication, sharing and cooperation
  • Vitalize interdisciplinary collaborative research with Industry-academia-research institute
  • Expand and reinforce the network with demestice and overseas related organizations
  • Strengthen participation of policy recipients in research and sharing of reseach outcome
Fulfill a happy workplace and contribute to the
society through open and innovative management
  • Maximize efficiency for innovative management
  • Pursue a happy organizational culture that cultivates trust and respect among KICCE staff
  • Promote ethical awareness and enhance social contributions