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
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.
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.
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.
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.