Director of SEAMEO CECCEP Attended SEAMEC Event and Visited National Child Development Centre in the Philippines

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  • May 23 , 2024

On May 22-23, 2024, Prof. Adriany, PhD, the Director of SEAMEO CECCEP and Madam Komalasari, M.Pd, the Director of Early Childhood Education from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology (MOECRT) and other supporting team members attended the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation Council (SEAMEC) event. The event, themed "Policy to Action: Global Trends and Best Practices in Early Childhood Care and Education," was held in Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

They participated in discussions and presentations on global policies and best practices in early childhood care and education. The meeting addressed various aspects of development in this field. Prof Adriany also acted as reactor to the keynote delivered by Ms Divya Latta from UNICEF. Prof Adriany urged for more investment from the governments to ensure universal access to ECCE. 

"This SEAMEC event provided us with a valuable opportunity to exchange experiences and learn from the best practices of other SEAMEO member countries. This is crucial for improving the quality of early childhood education in Southeast Asia," said Prof. Vina Adriany.

In addition to attending the SEAMEC event, Prof. Vina Adriany and her delegation also visited the National Child Development Centre in the Philippines. This visit aimed to directly observe exemplary practices in early childhood development implemented in the Philippines. In the Philippines, early childhood education services for children aged 2-4 years are provided gradually and for free, managed by the social services department, while kindergarten services are managed by the education department. In several countries, early childhood education has become a priority to ensure comprehensive early childhood education.

Through their visit to the National Child Development Centre, they were able to see firsthand how policies are implemented in practice and positively impact children's development. The hope is to adapt some of these practices for implementation in Indonesia.

The SEAMEC event and the visit to the National Child Development Centre are expected to strengthen regional cooperation and inspire the development of better policies and practices in early childhood education across Southeast Asia.

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