Statement of Community
The International Congress of Infant Studies (ICIS) provides a context for the dissemination of research methods and findings on psychological development during infancy and early childhood and supports open intellectual discussion about theory, research, and practice. The Congress is committed to serving the needs of all ICIS members, inclusive of career stage, theoretical orientation, methodological practice, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, physical appearance, ethnicity/race or country of origin, religion, and political views. ICIS expects all attendees at our meetings and events to treat each other with mutual respect.
Strategic Plan Overview
ICIS is guided by a set of four core values that underlie our mission and frame our strategic goals:
- Advancing the science of infancy
- Ensuring diversity
- Disseminating findings
- Educating researchers and key stakeholders
We achieve our strategic goals by producing a top scientific journal Infancy whose editorial board reflects these values; organizing a premiere scientific meeting that allows for the sharing of new findings, issues, and methods around the best science in the field; leveraging the energy and expertise of our membership; and drawing on available resources and creating new ones to promote scientific rigor, transparency, and data sharing on infant learning and development.