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Signing of the Cooperation Agreement between SEAMEO CECCEP and BPMP NTT

Ende, June 27, 2024 - In an effort to enhance the capacity of teachers and educational staff in Ende Regency, the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation Agreement between SEAMEO CECCEP (Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Center for Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting) and BBPMP NTT (Balai Besar Pengembangan Mutu Pendidikan Nusa Tenggara Timur) took place. This event was held solemnly and with great anticipation in the Hall of the Ende Education and Culture Office.

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SEAMEO CECCEP Held Focus Group Discussion on HI-ECD Policy Brief Development in Bandung: Enhancing Access to Health Services, Welfare, Protection, and Care

SEAMEO CECCEP conducted a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) to develop the Holistic Integrated Early Childhood Development (HI-ECD) Policy Brief: "Access to Health Services, Welfare, Protection, and Care." This FGD event was held from Sunday, June 23 to Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at Hotel deJava, Bandung. The purpose of this event was to gather input from each stakeholder in every HI-ECD service (Education, Health, Nutrition, Care, Protection, and Welfare) for the development process of the HI-ECD policy brief.

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Strengthening Education Partnerships: SEAMEO CECCEP Strategic Visit to Brunei Darussalam Ministry of Education

Bandar Seri Begawan, June 11, 2024 - Mrs. Komalasari, M.Pd, Director of Early Childhood Education at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia, along with Professor Vina Adriany, Director of SEAMEO CECCEP, and Mr. Rizal Nugraha, M.Pd, visited Her Excellency Dr. Shamsiah Zuraini Kanchanawati binti Haji Tajuddin, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education of Brunei Darussalam. They were warmly received by Her Excellency during their meeting.

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SEAMEO CECCEP Visited SEAMEO VOCTECH in Brunei Darussalam

Bandar Seri Begawan, 12 June 2024 - The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Early Childhood Education and Care (SEAMEO CECCEP) visited SEAMEO VOCTECH (Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Vocational and Technical Education and Training) in Brunei Darussalam on 12 June 2024.

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SEAMEO CECCEP Visited the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Brunei Darussalam

Bandar Seri Begawan, June 11, 2024 SEAMEO CECCEP (Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Center for Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting) paid an official visit to the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia (KBRI) in Brunei Darussalam on June 11. The visit aimed to inform about the Our Happy Neighbourhood (OHN) training program in collaboration with the Ministry of Education of Brunei Darussalam and the Directorate of Early Childhood Education of MoECRT.

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SEAMEO CECCEP Held Focus Group Discussion for Drafting HI-ECD Policy Brief: Focus on Access to Education and Nutrition

From May 26-28, 2024, SEAMEO CECCEP organized an activity to draft a policy brief addressing Holistic Integrative Early Childhood Development (HI-ECD) with a focus on access to education and nutrition services. The event was attended by various experts and stakeholders, including SEAMES, Dr. Hasina Banu Ebrahim (UNESCO Co-chair for Early Childhood Education, Care and Development at the University of South Africa), Woro Srihastuti Sulistyaningrum, ST, MIDS (Deputy for the Coordination of Quality Improvement of Children, Women, and Youth at Kemenko PMK), Dr. dr. Herqutanto, MPH., MARS., Sp.KKLP (Director of SEAMEO RECFON), and Fitriana Herarti (Tanoto Foundation).

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The signing of the Cooperation Agreement Between SEAMEO CECCEP and the Purwakarta Education Office: Improving the Quality of Early Childhood Care Education

Purwakarta, 30 May 2024 – SEAMEO CECCEP (Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting) officially established a partnership with the Purwakarta Education Office in an effort to improve the quality of Early Childhood Care Education (ECCE). The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was carried out by Dr. H. Purwanto, S.Pd, M.Pd, Head of the Purwakarta Education Office, and Prof. Vina Adriany, Ph.D., Director of SEAMEO CECCEP. The event was also witnessed by several important officials from the Education Office, including Sadiyah, S.Pd, M.Pd, Secretary of the Education Office, Aries Rapelianto, ST, M.Pd, Junior Expert Planner, Nurdhania Rahayu, Head of the Finance Subdivision, as well as PAUD teachers and school principals throughout Purwakarta.

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Strengthening Collaboration: University of Malaya Visited SEAMEO CECCEP Office

On Monday, May 6 2024, SEAMEO CECCEP received a visit from the University of Malaya to discuss potential collaboration. The lecturers from the University of Malaya, namely Prof. Madya Dr. Fonny Dameaty Hutagalung, Dr. Amira Najiha Yahya, and Dr. Nursyuhaidah Mohd Kadir, were warmly welcomed by the director of SEAMEO CECCEP, Prof. Vina Adriany. This meeting was held at the SEAMEO CECCEP office and was attended by all existing staff and interns staff.

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SEAMEO CECCEP opened a discussion on preparing a draft policy brief for HI-ECD to improve early childhood education

On April 25, 2024, the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Center for Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting (SEAMEO CECCEP) conducted activities to prepare a draft policy brief aimed at providing input and policies to enhance the quality of holistic integrative early childhood development (HI-ECD). Integrative Holistic Early Childhood Development (HI-ECD) was early childhood development undertaken to meet the diverse and interrelated essential needs of children simultaneously, systematically, and in an integrated manner

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SEAMEO CECCEP and BAPPENAS Collaborate to build the future of Early Childhood Care Education

SEAMEO CECCEP visited the office of the Ministry of National Development Planning of the Republic of Indonesia/National Development Planning Agency or Kementerian Perencanaan Pembangunan Nasional Republik Indonesia/Badan Perencanaan Pembangunan Nasional (BAPPENAS) on April 3, 2024. The purpose of this visit was to explore the potential for collaboration in the field of early childhood education (ECD). The discussion became an important forum in providing input to the National Medium-Term Development Plan or Rencana Pembangunan Jangka Menengah Nasional (RPJMN) 2025-2029.

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SEAMEO CECCEP conducted in-depth discussions with Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture

On April 3, 2024, Prof. Vina Adriany, Director of the SEAMEO Regional Centre for Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting (SEAMEO CECCEP), along with Rizal Nugraha, Head of Advocacy and Partnership, made an important visit to the Ministry of Human Development and Culture or Kementerian Koordinator Pembangunan Manusia dan Kebudayaan (Kemenko PMK).

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Strategic Collaboration: Sangga Buana University Visited SEAMEO CECCEP to Strengthen Networking and Cooperation

Universitas Sangga Buana conducted a visit to SEAMEO CECCEP on February 28, 2024. This visit was part of the university's efforts to expand its network and enhance collaboration with SEAMEO CECCEP. The discussions also covered collaboration in the form of community service. One of the goals of community service was to implement the entrepreneurial-based vision of Universitas Sangga Buana.

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Strengthening Educational Collaboration: SEAMEO CECCEP and BGP East Kalimantan Province

Education served as the primary foundation for building a bright future for future generations. Amidst the more complex global challenges, collaboration among educational institutions becomes a key to delivering a significant positive impact. Recently, the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization - Centre for Early Childhood Care and Education and Parenting (SEAMEO CECCEP), together with the Badan Guru Penggerak (BGP) of East Kalimantan Province, have opened promising collaboration opportunities to enhance the quality of education in the region.

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Establishing Partnerships and Opening Collaboration Opportunities with the Education Quality Assurance Agency of South Sumatra Province

The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization - Centre for Early Childhood Care and Education and Parenting (SEAMEO CECCEP) organized a collaborative event aimed at introducing its flagship programs and open opportunities for collaboration with the Education Quality Assurance Centre or Balai Penjaminan Mutu Pendidikan (BPMP) of South Sumatra Province. The introduction of SEAMEO CECCEP's programs took place during the "Technical Executive Unit (UPT) coordination meeting regarding the appointments of transformational teachers to become school principals or school supervisors" on February 19, 2024.

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Forging Educational Partnerships: SEAMEO CECCEP Unveiled Profile to NTT Department Heads, Uncovering Collaborative Opportunities

Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization - Centre for Early Childhood Care and Education and Parenting (SEAMEO CECCEP), the institution focused on Early Childhood Education and Care, presented a comprehensive overview of its profile and collaboration potential in the Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) region. The event took place on February 8-9, 2024, and was attended by the Heads of the Education Departments of the Districts/Cities in the NTT Province.

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The Synergistic Partnership: SEAMEO CECCEP and the Economics Education Study Program, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia

SEAMEO CECCEP received a visit from the Economics Education Study Program, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia on January 19, 2024. The delegation was led by the Head of the Economics Education Study Program, Dr. Susanti Kurniawati, M.Si, and accompanied by the Secretary of the Economics Education Study Program, Dr. Navik Istikomah, M.Si., along with experienced lecturers such as Kinanti Geminastiti, M.Pd, Hamdan Ardiansyah, M.Pd, and Cepri Maulana, M.Pd.

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Collaborative Visit: SEAMEO CECCEP and Universitas Muhammadiyah Bandung (UMB) Explored Potential Program Collaboration

In the spirit of synergy and knowledge exchange, SEAMEO CECCEP enthusiastically welcomed a visit from the delegation of Universitas Muhammadiyah Bandung (UMB). The visit, which took place on November 6, 2023, in the SEAMEO CECCEP Conference room, discussed potential program collaborations that could provide maximum benefits for both parties

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Workshop on ECCE Curriculum Development Establishment Early Childhood bachelor’s degree in Cambodia

SEAMEO CECCEP collaborated with the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport (MoEYS) Cambodia, to organize a workshop on the Development of Early Childhood Education (ECCE) Curriculum to establish a bachelor's degree program in Early Childhood Education in Cambodia. The event was attended by 40 prospective lecturers from higher education institutions in Cambodia and MoEYS Cambodia, conducted through a Zoom meeting on December 12-13, 2023. The workshop aimed to initiate the establishment of a new bachelor's program in the field of Early Childhood Education and enhance the qualifications and competencies of high-quality PAUD teachers and services.

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UPSI delegation explored collaboration with SEAMEO CECCEP

In a significant development, Prof. Mazlina, a delegate from Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), Malaysia, visited the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Centre for Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting (SEAMEO CECCEP) on Tuesday, December 12, 2023. This visit marked an important moment to foster international collaboration and facilitate dynamic knowledge exchange between the two institutions. Her visit to the SEAMEO CECCEP office, together with Dr. Euis Kurniati, Head of the Early Childhood Education Department, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia.

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Policy Forum on Education 2023: Innovative Dialogue for The Transforming of Education

The Director of SEAMEO CECCEP participated in a media briefing on November 11, 2023, at the National Library. This event was part of the Policy Forum on Education (PFoE). PFoE is a platform designed by the Tanoto Foundation to encourage multiparty dialogue and collaboration in sharing ideas, experiences, and best practices. Its goal was to address challenges and formulate proposals for education policy in Indonesia. PFoE focused on five major themes: (1) Early Childhood Development and Education, (2) Basic Education, (3) Leadership/Higher Education, (4) Digital Transformation, and (5) Education Policies.

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The 6Th SEAMEO CECCEP Governing Board Meeting (GBM) in Bali marked a milestone for early childhood care education and parenting in Southeast Asia.

SEAMEO CECCEP hosted prestigious events, the 6th Governing Board Meeting (GBM) and Annual Early Childhood Education and Parenting Regional Forum on holistic integrated ECCE and a Follow Up Plan for ASEAN Declaration on ECCE. This event took place on October 10-11, 2023 at Swiss-Belhotel Rainforest, Bali. This event was attended by 11 influential Governing Board (GB) members. Participants who have attended in person include Ms. Komalasari, M.Pd (GB from Indonesia), Mr. Park Kosal (GB from Cambodia), Ms. Shiphaphone Manivanh (GB Lao PDR), Ms. Alma Ruby C Torio (GB Philippines), Ms. Wongdusn Suwansiri (GB Thailand), Mr. Oman as a representative of Malaysia and Dr. Kamaleswaran Jayarajah representative of SEAMEO Secretariat.

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SEAMEO CECCEP and UNESCO Jakarta Explore Strategic Cooperation for ECCE in Southeast Asia

outheast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Center for Early Childhood Care and Education (SEAMEO CECCEP) took a big step by exploring strategic cooperation with UNESCO Jakarta. This meeting is expected to open new opportunities and strengthen cooperation in improving the quality of early childhood education and parenting in the Southeast Asian region. The meeting was attended by Prof. Vina Adriany, Ph.D Director of SEAMEO CECCEP, Ith Vuthy, Deputy Director for Program and Rizal Nugraha Head of Advocacy and Partnership. The SEAMEO CECCEP team was welcomed by Dr. Maki Katsuno-Hayashikawa, Director of UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office in Jakarta and National Professional Officer for Education Unit, Mr. Gunawan Zakki on 29 September 2023 at UNESCO Building Jakarta.

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The Collaboration between SEAMEO CECCEP and UNISMA

Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting (SEAMEO CECCEP) and Universitas Islam Malang (UNISMA) officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoA) on 27 September 2023 at the SEAMEO CECCEP Office. The signing confirmed the commitment of both institutions to improve the quality of early childhood education (ECE).

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SEAMEO CECCEP explored cooperation with the Department of Community Education, University of Education Indonesia

Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Center for Early Childhood Care, Education and Parenting (SEAMEO CECCEP) received a special visit from the Department of Community Education, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia on 21 September 2023 at the SEAMEO CECCEP Conference Room, Bandung. The meeting aimed to explore the potential for cooperation in efforts to improve early childhood education and community education in Indonesia. The visit was led by the Head of the Community Education Department, Dr. Yanti Shantini, M.Pd, who was accompanied by Dr. Dadang Yunus Lutfiansyah, M.Pd, Secretary of the Community Education Department, Deti Nudiati, M.Pd Lecturer in Community Education, and Hiromu Inoue, a student from Tohoku University. Their presence at SEAMEO CECCEP created a valuable moment in expanding cooperation in the field of early childhood education and community education.

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SEAMEO CECCEP Strengthened Collaboration with APCoRE

Ith Vuthy, Deputy Program Director of SEAMEO CECCEP, was the guest speaker at the International Conference on Hybrids and Signing of Memorandum of Understanding 2023. The event was organized by the Asia Pacific Consortium of Researchers and Educators on 30 August 2023.

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Building Synergy: SEAMEO CECCEP and Yayasan Pandu Pertiwi Unite to Improve the Quality of Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting

In an effort to improve the quality of early childhood care and education (ECCE) in the Southeast Asian region, the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Early Childhood Care, Education, and Parenting (SEAMEO CECCEP) and the Pandu Pertiwi Foundation collaborated by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) document.

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Discussion on the initiative between SEAMEO CECCEP, MoEYS Cambodia, and Phnom Penh Teacher Education College (PTEC)

On August 4, 2023, SEAMEO CECCEP conducted a virtual discussion through a Zoom meeting. A strategic discussion between SEAMEO CECCEP, Cambodia's Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS), and Phnom Penh Teacher Education College (PTEC). The meeting discussed and formulated joint education initiatives to improve the quality of early childhood education and teacher education in Cambodia.

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SEAMEO CECCEP and SEAMEO RECSAM Collaborate to Enhance Quality of Early Childhood Care Education

To revolutionize Early Childhood Education and Care, SEAMEO CECCEP and SEAMEO RECSAM have joined forces. The Director of SEAMEO RECSAM, Dr. Shah Jahan bin Assanarkutty, accompanied by a team of 15 experts, visited the SEAMEO CECCEP office in Bandung, Indonesia on May 24, 2023. The visit was greeted with enthusiasm and strong support from the Director of SEAMEO CECCEP, Prof. Vina Adriana, Ph.D., and her team.

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SEAMEO CECCEP Strengthen Collaboration with Universitas Islam International Indonesia

SEAMEO CECCEP consolidated collaboration with Universitas Islam International Indonesia (IIU), and the signing ceremony was done synchronously at Depok, 7 Maret 2023. This cooperation agreement will be realized through holding internships and other collaborative programs including publications and international conferences.

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Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Ceremony Between SEAMEO CECCEP and Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia

Bandung, 15 February 2023 – The SEAMEO Regional Center for Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting (CECCEP) had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indonesian University of Education (UPI) at the Isola Building, Bumi Siliwangi, UPI Campus. Prof. Vina Adriany, Director of SEAMEO CECCEP, representing SEAMEO CECCEP signed the document along with Prof. Dr. M. Solehuddin, M.Pd., MA, Rector of UPI.

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SEAMEO CECCEP with Sangga Buana University Collaborate to Support Early Childhood Care and Education Programme

Bandung 3 February 2023- SEAMEO CECCEP has again collaborated with Sangga Buana University. This collaboration is an initiative to explore the cooperation that has been done before. The purpose of signing this MoU is initiation to develop the ECCE program. In his remarks, Dr. Didin Saepudin, SE., M.Si, rector of Sangga Buana University, said that this collaboration was the first step in establishing further cooperation. He also highlighted the importance of early childhood education and parenting. He noted that early childhood education requires a lot of support, including educational facilities.

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Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Signing Ceremony between SEAMEO CECCEP and Telkom University Faculty of Creative Industries

Bandung 2 February 2023- SEAMEO Regional Center for Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting (CECCEP) is collaborating with the Indonesian Creative Faculty at Telkom University in a program to strengthen information about stunting. In 2022 SEAMEO CECCEP was tagged by the National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS) for reducing stunting. So in 2023, SEAMEO CECCEP is working hard to minimize stunting cases through a training program with the theme "Parenting program for stunting prevention (PPSP)." SEAMEO CECCEP had worked this PPSP out hand-in-hand with Telkom University in 2022.

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IIIU lecturer visited the SEAMEO CECCEP's Office

6 January 2023- SEAMEO CECCEP received a visit from the Indonesian International Islamic University (IIIU). Prof. Nina Nurmila, Ph.D., the dean of the Faculty of Education, with eight lecturers and staff, visited the SEAMEO CECCEP Office to discuss and identify the potential for collaboration. It is hoped that later a collaboration program can be agreed upon to strengthen and ensure the achievement of the cooperation goals between SEAMEO CECCEP and the Indonesian International Islamic University.

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Focus Group Discussion on Collaboration Evaluation with Partners

On December 21, 2022 - Advocacy and Partnership division of SEAMEO CECCEP, conducted a collaboration evaluation with partners with a blended mode at SEAMEO CECCEP office. This FGD aims to evaluate the cooperation carried out in 2022 with partners. Hopefully, the collaboration established in the future can improve the quality of program cooperation at the next level. This cooperation stops at the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and the realization of potential programs.