You need to enable JavaScript to run this app.
ECD Resources
by Save the Children

The near universal and deep rooted acceptance of physical punishment in childrearing and education makes the enactment of legislation prohibiting it – together with the adoption of measures to implement the law and eliminate corporal punishment in practice – a challenging task.


Violence against children – “encompassing physical or mental violence, injury and abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, and maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse”– is prevalent in all societies (UN CRC, 1989; Gilbert et al., 2009; Krug et al., 2002; Pinheiro, 2006). Violence against children can have profound and damaging consequences in childhood, adolescence and throughout adulthood.


Millions of children are on the move across international borders – fleeing violence and conflict, disaster or poverty, in pursuit of a better life. Hundreds of thousands move on their own. When they encounter few opportunities to move legally, children resort to dangerous routes and engage smugglers to help them cross borders. Serious gaps in the laws, policies and services meant to protect children on the move further leave them bereft of protection and care.

Current Events
15 - 18 November 2018

Gathering early childhood educators from around the globe to connect, collaborate, and learn together.

The NAEYC Annual Conference is the largest early childhood education conference in the world. Each year, tens of thousands of teachers, program administrators, students, and researchers choose from hundreds of presentations and exhibits to explore the latest trends and research in the early childhood field. 


09 - 12 April 2019

2019 World Forum on Early Care and Education - April 8 -11, 2019 Macao
Exclusive Savings for ARNEC Members

05 - 07 June 2018

2018 Asia-Pacific Regional ECD Conference

‘Towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: what is a successful multi-sectoral approach to ECD?’

5-7 JUNE 2018

Kathmandu, Nepal 

hosted by Government of Nepal

ECD Country Profiles
Generic placeholder
Copyright © 2018 Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood (ARNEC)
1 Commonwealth Lane #03-27
Singapore 149544
E |
T |
+65 6659 0227