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Posted:02 Sep 2019
International Conference on Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting

According to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Number 4 on quality education, it is agreed between countries in the world to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all by the year 2030. The SDGs Number 4.2 even emphasises that by 2030, all girls and boys have access to early childhood development, care and preprimary education to prepare themselves for primary education.

To provide what is best for children, it is wise to begin from thinking of how to make sure that their well-being needs are met, as they cover numbers of aspects in ensuring the quality of children’s life, from their health, nutrition, education, social, emotional and financial stabilities as well as the involvement of parents in and outside the household. Teachers also have significant roles to make sure children’s well-being. Furthermore, the government holds the biggest responsibilities to form the right policy that can ensure the quality education for all.

As a regional centre and a part of the government of Indonesia, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation Regional Centre for Early Childhood Care & Education and Parenting (SEAMEO CECCEP) is aware of those challenges and committed to ensure quality education for all as a means to prepare today’s generations in Indonesia and other countries in Southeast Asia to be ready to face global challenges. Therefore, SEAMEO CECCEP is organising an international conference to gather experts from all sectors to collect available best practices on Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) and parenting education for children’s well-being. This conference also aims to create further discussions among education practitioners in the region.

Teachers and education practitioners from both public and private sectors have been long conducting researches and collecting data on this issue, however not all of them are yet implemented due to limitation of sources and access. This conference will be one of the platforms for them to present their findings and create more comprehensive discussion among SEAMEO CECCEP’s stakeholders on providing what is best for the interest of children seen from numbers of aspects; children’s development, parents role in children lives, children’s education, sexual and health education, gender and equity issues in the field of education as well as the policy that revolves around it.

The objectives of the conference are to:

1. create deeper awareness and emphasis among stakeholders on the importance of putting available (ECCE) and parenting education theories into the implementation that will disembogue into children’s well-being,

2. collect best practices and strategies on preparing kids to be ready for global citizenship in order to form a civilized citizen who can think critically, be engaged in any social situations and be digital literate,

3. provide a platform of sharing experiences and successful practices on the implementation of ECCE and parenting education among current partners and stakeholders,

4. provide a platform for teachers and lecturers to disseminate their research findings on ECCE and parenting education to a bigger audience,

5. strengthen cooperation between SEAMEO CECCEP and its stakeholders and partners,

6. expand the network within public and private institutions in Southeast Asia on ECCE and parenting education theme,

7. promote regional understanding, commitment, collaboration and cooperation among ECCE and parenting stakeholders in Southeast Asia in order to achieve the SDGs No. 4.2 on ensuring that all girls and boys have access to early childhood development, care and preprimary education to prepare themselves for primary education.

Expected Output:
At the end of the conference, it is expected that:
1. The knowledge and research findings on ECCE and parenting education from academics, education practitioners,
and researchers involved will be disseminated and published in indexed proceeding,
2. Patnership and cooperation between SEAMEO CECCEP’s current and future partners will be strengthen, and
3. SEAMEO CECCEP’s existence will be more widely known.

More information on ICECCEP Official website: