Batch 3: Realizing Quality ECCE Through Improving Caregiving, Welfare, and Health Services

In an effort to realize the quality of early childhood education and parenting, International Women's University, SEAMEO CECCEP, and CIMB NIAGA are again conducting training for early childhood education teachers. Training Participants in this batch 3 consisted of early childhood education teachers from Central Java, East Java, and Yogyakarta. A total of 83 teachers were enthusiastic about training in the BBPMP, West Java.


SEAMEO CECCEP, International women's University, and CIMB NIAGA are committed to realizing quality education, cooperation, and good work of all stakeholders required. Early childhood education will be of high quality if the human resources (HR) also have quality competencies.


The role of the teacher is crucial in education. The teacher has to become a facilitator, mentor, motivator, and evaluator when implementing learning in the classroom. ECCE teachers must develop their abilities, including personal, social, professional, and educational competencies. Early childhood teachers not only have qualified teaching competencies but are also able to inspire, are spiritually oriented, have character, and have communication skills, as well as literacy intelligence, and can build effective communication in various conditions.


Training participants received various materials, including implementing holistic, integrative early childhood development (HI-ECD) and parenting loving care (Pengasuhan Penuh Kesadaran dan Kasih Sayang-P2K2S). Ana Musdalifah, M.Pd as the resource person in this training, said that HI-ECD is an early childhood development effort conducted to meet children's diverse and interrelated essential needs simultaneously, systematically, and integrated. The HI-ECD aims to provide services for early childhood achieved in an integrated and aligned manner between service institutions through the commitment of all relevant elements.


The training participants also received the task of conducting an Institutional evaluation of the five essential services in their school. Early childhood education services have five essential services: education services, health services, nutrition and care, parenting services, protection services, and welfare services.


Furthermore, participants will present the results of the analysis HI-ECD. Moreover, participants' presentations will enable them to learn from each other about their respective school experiences. This Institutional Analysis becomes input and suggestions for Institutions that are in the process of improving the quality of Educational services provided.

The following day, the participants also received parenting and loving care material. In this material, participants practice how to do mindful parenting. Participants also learn about managing emotions and parenting stress. Parenting stress is a tension that arises in the parenting process due to the demands of parenting. Parenting stress involves behavioral, cognitive, and affective components related to one's assessment of one's role as a parent.

Participants also practice mindful breathing. Mindful breathing is a way of directing focus and attention to the breathing process by being aware, accepting thoughts and emotions that arise without judging feelings, and returning the focus to the breathing process.

In the last session, International Women's University and CIMB NIAGA distributed learning media as gadgets for all participants. The provision of learning media aids to help teachers in the learning process in their respective schools.

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