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.
Ith Vuthy, Board of Directors of SEAMEO CECCEP, and Mohammad Tri Samanta, SE. MM, Chairman of the Pandu Pertiwi Foundation, represented the signing of this cooperation document. As an initial form of implementation, this cooperation program is carried out through a teacher training program. The training program for teachers on the implementation of child rights-based learning took place on August 12, 2023. Teacher training plays a key role in quality improvement. It is important for educators to maintain consistency in attending various training programs.
Furthermore, He emphasised the importance of follow-up after the training and encouraged the collaboration to continue with other training programs. This will ensure that the benefits of the training do not stop at the teacher training program but can also be integrated sustainably into other early childhood education training practices and development programs.
The collaboration between SEAMEO CECCEP and Yayasan Pandu Pertiwi in conducting a training program on implementing child rights-based learning is a valuable first step in advancing early childhood education in the Southeast Asia region. By focusing on children's rights, this collaboration aims to create an inclusive and meaningful educational environment. In conclusion, it is important for all training participants to adopt engagement and consistency in developing the knowledge and practices gained from this training. The expectation for follow-up and expansion of the training program gives confidence that this collaboration has the potential to create real change in early childhood learning in the future.