Celebrating National Education Day, SEAMEO CECCEP hosted the Soft Launching of the Policy Brief on 10 May 2023, at the SEAMEO CECCEP Auditorium, Lembang, Bandung. This policy brief has been prepared from 2022 to 2023 by the SEAMEO CECCEP team with the support and involvement of Academics, GB Members, Advisory, ministry representatives, and related partners. The Soft Launching of this policy brief was carried out in a blended mode, attended by 126 audiences both joining online and face to face. The resource persons who attended the event offline are Ir. Harris Iskandar, Ph.D. as the representative of the Directorate of ECE MoECRT, Dr. Euis Kurniati (Head of ECE Master Program, UPI), Irwan Gunawan, M.Pd representative of Tanoto Foundation, and Eko Novi Arianti, M.Si as Assistant Deputy Gender Mainstreaming Social and Cultural Affairs Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS).
The teachers are a learner who will always try to increase their capacity so that their abilities are increasingly honed and continue to grow. The standards of teacher ability a decade ago were certainly different from today's standards. The quality of educators is very important to improving the quality of learning because teachers play an important role in ensuring that children receive the right stimulation and support to help children develop skills and prepare to enroll in school.
Malaysia- SEAMEO CECCEP representative attended CPRN at SEAMEO RECSAM, Malaysia. Mr. Irfan Ansori, Head of the Research and Development Division, and Ms. Assila Prianggi, Capacity Building Officer, participated in the 2023 CPRN Summit. The event was held on 6-9th March 2023 at SEAMEO RECSAM, Penang, Malaysia. The Centres Policy Research Network (CPRN) Summit was established in 2013. At first, It was introduced as one of the SEAMEO Partners. The networking was established to enhance the relevance and sharpen the responsiveness of SEAMEO Centres and Secretariat to the needs of education leaders for policy research to address regional human resource development issues in Southeast Asia. In March 2016, the workshop hosted by Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) became the moment to establish CPRN at College, Los Banos in the Philippines.
Prof Vina Adriany, PhD, Director of SEAMEO CECCEP was invited by ARNEC and Malaysia Association Of Professional Early Childhood Educators (MAPECE) to a symposium organized by MAPECE and SEGI University
Bandung, 24 February 2023, Good collaboration is needed to increase cooperation in the development of early childhood education and parenting. SEAMEO CECCEP conducted a blended meeting with the ASEAN Secretariat and UNICEF EAPRO. This meeting aims to synergize in improving the quality of early childhood and parenting.
SEAMEO Regional Center for Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting (CECCEP) has provided opportunities for students to develop soft skills and work experience by opening internship programs. Many students who have met the terms and conditions needed by the centre joined this program. There are 16 students successfully passed the internship recruitment selection conducted by SEAMEO CECCEP in 2023. This internship program is held from February 13 to June 30, 2023.
SEAMEO CECCEP has always been active in contributing to the field of ECCE and parenting. SEAMEO CECCEP strives to realize its vision and mission to enhance regional understanding, cooperation, and unity of purpose among member countries for a better quality of life. SEAMEO CECCEP continues to enhance cooperation with partners by establishing networks and partnerships, providing forums between policymakers and experts, and promoting sustainable human resource development. SEAMEO CECCEP cannot work alone but requires strong inter-sectoral relationships. This is why our visit to Quezon City University, Philippines was considered important to our programmes and activities.
Prof Vina Adriany, Director of SEAMEO CECCEP and Mr Rizal Nugraha, Advocacy and Partnership Officer as SEAMEO Service Awardee, participated in the 52nd SEAMEO Council Conference (SEAMEC), which took place from 7 to 10 February 2023 at Edsa Shangri-La, Manila. This conference was followed by the SEAMEO Service Award, and this year marks its 52nd year of SEAMEO establishment. As one of the major organizations in Southeast Asia, SEAMEO continues to strive for the joint development of local communities to promote quality and a better life through education equivalency, health prevention education, promotion of culture and traditions, information and communication technology, languages, poverty alleviation, agriculture, and natural resources.
6 January 2023 –SEAMEO CECCEP has held a release ceremony for internship students in 2022. A total of 15 domestic and international students participated in the student release event in a blended mode at the SEAMEO CECCEP office. They finished this internship in three months, starting October to December. Intern students come from various universities, including Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Bandung Muhammadiyah University, Indonesian Informatics and Business University, and Maharani College University, India.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) play important roles in the development of children’s executive functions which include self-control, sustained attention, and cognitive flexibility. Teachers need to introduce STEM learning as early as possible. STEM aims to build early trust in children and give them the skills they need to learn new ideas and concepts. Director of SEAMEO CECCEP, Prof. Vina Adriany revealed that STEM workshops could help teachers design interesting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) lessons for children. So that children easily learn STEM. Introducing STEM must also follow the age stage of the child’s development.
She was a speaker in a parallel session on parenting. She emphasized the need to go beyond deficit models of parenting as well as an urgency to develop culturally sensitive parenting models. She highlighted several parenting programs of SEAMEO CECCEP, including mindful parenting and ethnoparenting. During her visit, she also held a meeting with the Director of SEAMES, Dr. Ethel Venezuela and an ambassador of the Indonesian embassy in Uzbekistan, Prof. Dr. Sunaryo Kartadinata.
To support the independent campus learning program, Ith Vuthy (Deputy Director for the CECCEP SEAMEO program) had the opportunity to become a guest speaker in a public lecture activity at the Indonesian University of Education, Tasikmalaya Campus. One Hundred early childhood study program students enthusiastically participated in this activity (7/10/2022).
Bandung, 10/11/2022- Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Center for Early Childhood Care Education and parenting (SEAMEO CECCEP) held a webinar to welcome father's day on November 12, 2022. This webinar was held in collaboration between Bappenas, Tanoto Foundation, Women's Empowerment and Child Protection (DP3A) in Bandung, and Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia. Prof. Vina Adriany, PhD (Director of SEAMEO CECCEP) said that this webinar is a momentum for us to redefine related to parenting. Currently, many parenting studies for childcare have been listened to many times but still need a discussion viewed from a gender-sensitive and cultural perspective.
The Minister of Education of Singapore, HE Mr Chan Chun Sing, visited Indonesia as one of his roles as the President of Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Council. The last visit done by the SEAMEO Council President to Indonesia was in April 2016, where General Dapong Ratanasuwan, the Minister of Education of Thailand who was officiated at that time, attended the 2nd Strategic Dialogue for Education Ministers (SDEM) in Bandung. All SEAMEO Centres in Indonesia were also invited to participate in this event. During the COVID-19 pandemic, there was no visitation paid by the SEAMEO Council President to SEAMEO member countries
Governing Board Meeting (GBM) is an annual event in which the center reports on a program of activities that have been carried out and proposes a program for the following year. The purpose of GBM is to account for the work program for the 2021/2022 fiscal year that has been implemented. On the other hand, this activity is to get direction and advice from members of the Governing Board for the upcoming fiscal year work program.
On Friday, 23 September, 2022, Universitas Bina Bangsa, Banten, visited the SEAMEO CECCEP office in Lembang, Bandung, Jawa Barat in an effort to seal the collaboration between two parties. Imam, M.Pd as the Head of the Early Childhood Education Teacher Education (PG-PAUD) program as delegation leader said that the purpose of this visit was to discuss the Merdeka Belajar Kampus Merdeka (independent learning independent campus) programs, the Tri Dharma program, and the Guest lecture program with SEAMEO CECCEP
Childhood is only one moment and you can never go back to it. Being close with your children from a young age can help them grow up with good memories with their parents and childhood. Then family and parenting play an important role in children's growth and development and the quality of parenting and child care has an significant impact on the children’s development. On the contrary, parenting is a big challenge in Indonesia. That is what Mr. Widodo Suhartoyo (Tanoto Foundation) said during his visit at SEAMEO CECCEP(16/9).
Bandung (13/9/2022) - We are living in the collaborative era, not the competitive era anymore. This was what Prof Vina Adriany, PhD said while giving the welcome speech to the delegation from Universitas Islam Nusantara (UNINUS) Bandung, Indonesia. "We are very open to collaborating in research, training, and publication programs to provide synergy in solving early childhood problems, both for teachers and educational institutions, "said Prof. Vina.
Southeast Asia Ministers of Education Center for Early Childhood Care and Parenting (SEAMEO CECCEP), Universitas Mataram, and Universitas Negeri Padang collaborated in hosting the 1st Annual Annual Conference on Early Childhood Education and Parenting (ACECCEP) with the theme “Early Childhood Education and parenting transformation during the post COVID-19 Pandemic” at the Aruna Senggigi Hotel Lombok, Tuesday and Wednesday (30/8).
Caring for children, Sharing for Partners” is one of SEAMEO CECCEP’s efforts in contributing to early childhood education. Through the 2nd Annual Early Childhood Education and Parenting Regional Forum (25/8) which was held at GH Universal Hotel, Bandung. This activity was attended by 100 participants, and 5 researchers.
SEAMEO CECCEP hosted the Inter-Centre Collaboration Meeting (ICCM) which was attended by 7 SEAMEO Centres in Indonesia (SCI) from 25 to 26 July 2021. ICCM is a regular meeting held as a forum for coordination and harmonization of programs and budgets between the 7 SEAMEO Centre in Indonesia. In this meeting, SCI also invited representatives from the Acting Secretary of the Directorate General of Higher Education, Prof. Tjitjik Sri Tjahjandarie, Dana Bhaswara (Directorate General of Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Secondary Education), and Prof. Dr. Nunuk Suryani, M.Pd. from the Directorate General of Teacher and Education Personnel.
The celebration of the 5th SEAMEO CECCEP anniversary event was very lively. SEAMEO CECCEP had an International Webinar on Early Childhood Education and Sustainable Development Goals by a hybrid meeting. Advisory boards of SEAMEO CECCEP, all Directors of 7 SEAMEO Centres in Indonesia (SEAMEO BIOTROP, SEAMEO SEAMOLEC, SEAMEO RECFON, SEAMEO QITEP in Mathematics, SEAMEO QITEP in Science, SEAMEO QITEP in Language) attended this event.