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Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood e-newsflash (September 2014, Issue 71)

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A message from the ARNEC Secretariat:


Dear ARNEC members, 


Asia-Pacific Regional ECD Conference 3-5 December 2014 in Manila, Philippines 

Early Childhood Development on the Global Agenda: Building partnerships for Sustainability and Harmony’

This year’s Asia-Pacific Regional ECD Conference will be taking place from 3 to 5 December 2014 in Manila, Philippines. We are very honoured to have Hirokazu Yoshikawa, PhD with us as our Keynote speaker. We are expecting over 250 participants from the Asia-Pacific region and beyond at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria. The conference is co-organised by ARNEC, ChildFund, UNICEF, UNESCO, Plan International, OSF and Save the Children supported by the ECCD Council, Philippines. On the 2 December 214 we are offering site visits as well as pre-conference workshops (optional).

 

*EARLY BIRD RATE ENDS SOON 15 OCTOBER* REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Call for proposals – deadline EXTENDED 30 September 2014 – Please submit your paper or poster proposals by the 30 September 2014 to secretariat@arnec.net See the form HERE and guidelines HERE. The deadline for final papers is 22 October 2014.

You can present oral/standard lecture procedure (20-30 min presentation time with Q&A) OR via a poster presentation (posters will remain on display throughout the conference with an allocated time slot for viewing).

Our Conference themes are:

1)    Partnerships and Alliance Building for ECD

2)    Contributing to sustainable development through ECD 

For example: Socio-cultural and economic return on ECD investment

ECD and environmental sustainability

3)    Building social cohesion through ECD

For example:

Promoting diversity and inclusion through ECD

ECD as an entry point for Peacebuilding

 

We look forward to your participation!

Further updates and information on the conference and registration you will find HERE

Sponsors needed!

Interested in sponsoring the Asia-Pacific Regional ECD Conference or helping particpants from lesser developed countries join? Or do you know of contacts who would like to sponsor the Conference? Please see our sponsorship pack HERE and please circulate amongst your contacts and partners. 

 

Pacific Guidelines launched

Nadi, Fiji, 25 September 2014 – Research shows that providing high quality care and education for children before they turn five produces significant immediate and long-term benefits. Therefore, it is very valuable to have guidelines to help governments strengthen early childhood interventions and ensure they nurture local values while also being optimal for the children’s neural development. 

This became a reality today when UNICEF Pacific Representative, Dr. Karen Allen launched The Pacific Guidelines for the Development of National Quality Frameworks for Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE): Programming for Ages 3-5, in Nadi, Fiji.

 

 A Fijian girl presents the guidelines to Dr Karen Allen, UNICEF Fiji representative at the launch ceremony in Nadi, Fiji 25 September 2014. The PRC4ECCE Counsil members then took a pledge to ‘Make the guidelines work’. Photocredit: ARNEC

To read the full guidelines click HERE:

http://uni.cf/1rvfSte

 

ARNEC: Country of the month feature for September highlighting ECD work in CAMBODIA

 

To strengthen ARNEC’s new Learning ECD Webportal (to be live very soon) we would like to introduce the ‘Country of the month feature which will every month highlight the ECD work in the respective Country with the help of the Country Coordinators. For this month this will be Cambodia! Please see the feature HERE.

 

 

What does ‘PEACEBUILDING’ mean to you? – Call for pictures and drawing highlighting ECD and Peacbuilding work

 

As part of ARNEC’s ongoing advocacy work for ECD and Peacebuilding we would like to feature children’s drawings, photographs or images that feature either Peacebuilding work or children’s drawing on ‘What does Peace mean to you’? Please encourage your children or the children you teach to submit their entries to secretariat@arnec.net . These pictures will then be featured in the ARNEC Calendar and play an important part during the Asia-Pacific Regional ECD Conference in Manila 3-5 December.


UNESCO and ARNEC establish official partnership

The agreement, made officially on 10 September 2014, formalizes a longstanding relationship between UNESCO and ARNEC, a broad-reaching network of professionals focused on early childhood.  In Director-Generals Irina Bokova letter to ARNEC formally accepting the partnership request, Ms Bokova underscored her commitment to early childhood care and education (ECCE), which both organizations share.  “Cooperation between UNESCO and ARNEC has a solid foundation based on many areas of common interest and synergies, particularly in the areas of education and early childhood,” Ms Bokova wrote. “I am convinced that this step will enhance the impact of our joint activities. I invite you to pursue and reinforce your collaboration, namely with the UNESCO Office in Bangkok.” See further information here: http://www.unescobkk.org/news/article/unesco-and-arnec-establish-official-partnership/

 

Call for papers: Journal of Human Development and Capabilities on Investing in ECD -  Deadline for Submissions: January 31, 2015

 

Investing in young children is one of the best investments that countries can make. A child’s earliest years present a unique window of opportunity to address inequality, break the cycle of poverty, and improve a wide range of outcomes later in life and thereby expand individuals’ capability set. Recent brain research suggests the need for holistic approaches to learning, growth, and development, recognizing that young children’s physical and intellectual well-being as well as their socio-emotional and cognitive development are interrelated. To fully benefit from future opportunities and become productive members of society, by the end of early childhood, young children should be: healthy and well-nourished; securely attached to caregivers; able to interact positively with families, teachers and peers; able to communicate in their native language; and ready to learn throughout primary school. For further information see HERE

 

 

Launch of 2013/4 Education for All Global Monitoring Report

 

Launched on 18 September 2014 at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok Thailand, which was co-organised by UNESCO Bangkok, the Thai National Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of Education of Thailand and Chulalongkorn University.  For members who were not able to attend you may wish to access the presentations, photos and launch materials here:

http://www.unescobkk.org/education/efa/meetings-and-conferences/national-launch-of-the-20134-efa-global-monitoring-report

 

Summary report (Thai)

http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0022/002256/225654THA.pdf

 

Full report and other materials:

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/education/themes/leading-the-international-agenda/efareport/reports/2013/

 

 

VACANCIES:

 

ARNEC: Country Coordinators (various countries)!

We are looking for further Country Coordinators in the Asia-Pacific region (where there is no known ECD network at present) especially from:

-       Central Asia

-       Laos, Myanmar, Mongolia

-       New Zealand, Australia

The Country Coordinator will on a national level improve linkages with the countries (national networks/ECCD professional community) and strengthen national coordination for ECCD. We expect Country Coordinators to work on the following, but not limited to, activities:

  • Host a “Country of the Month” on the ARNEC webportal in collaboration with your national ECD community
  • Actively participate in ARNEC’s web portals (sharing upcoming events (and their reports), new policies and other hot topics, blogs…)
  • Promote ARNEC membership (e.g. holding membership drives, disseminate ARNEC’s work, advocacy messages and information)
  • Contribute to ARNEC’s initiatives  

 We anticipate Country Coordinators to spend min. 12 days a year for and commit her/himself to serve the role for a term of 2 years. For full Terms of reference click here for those interested. Please complete the nomination form , attached with your CV and/or reference contact details, and return back to secretariat@arnec.net 


 

Asia-Pacific Programme of Education for All (APPEAL), UNESCO Bangkok
Deadline for applications: 6 October 2014

 

The assignment is to conduct a comprehensive and analytical literature review of innovative pedagogies in pre-primary/early primary education; review UNESCO’s existing guidelines and guidebooks on integrating innovative pedagogies into teaching-learning practice; and prepare a draft questionnaire for an online survey of ARNEC members to assess the needs and interests in innovative practices and to collect examples from the region. For further information see here: Short-term Consultancy 
http://www.unescobkk.org/job/opportunities/employment/

 

UNICEF NY HQ: Consultancy for Gender and Rights Section

 

 

 

UNICEF HQ in New York is seeking one or more consultants to support UNICEF’s work on advancing girls’ education (as one of the targeted priorities of the Gender Action Plan). The consultant/s will also work closely with the Education Section at UNICEF, UNGEI Secretariat, as well as across UNICEF Headquarters and with Country Offices. For full TOR see HERE. Interested candidates can submit applications as noted in the TOR or write directly to Rada Noeva (rnoeva@unicef.org)

 

 

 

Human Development Programme- Aga Khan University, Karachi

The Human Development Programme is inviting applications for Advanced Diploma in Human Development (Early Child Development) Programme, commencing from April 2015. An 18 months Diploma comprises of 3 courses that would be useful also for community development workers and planners who are concerned with home-based or community-based programmes for pregnant women, young children and their families in health care and education settings. For further information see HERE


 

See details of vacancies here

 

ECD NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

 

Early Childhood Development champions converge on UNICEF

25 September 2014, UNICEF Connect (blog) 


Putting science into practice for early childhood development

20 September 2014, Lancet commentary by UNICEF and WHO


'Toxic stress' can harm your child

26 September 2014, CNN 



 

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Upcoming Events:

  

SAVE THE DATE! Asia-Pacfic Regional ECD Conference SAVE THE DATE!

Co-organised by ARNEC & ARNEC partners

3-5 December 2014

Manila, Philippines 

 

International Step by Step Association

2014 ISSA Annual Conference

'Creating a Society for All: Re-considering

Early Childhood Services'

10-12 October 2014

Budapest, Hungary

ARNEC has an information booth there - come and see us!

 

 17th UNESCO-APEID International Conference

The Powerhouses of Education: Teachers for the Future We Want’

29-31 October 2014

Bangkok, Thailand


International Conference on ECCE

'First Steps to Nurturing Future Leaders'

27-30 November 2014

Brunei Darussalam 

 

 

2015 WA ECEC Conference

'1Voyage Exploring Excellence in Early

Childhood & Care'

7-8 August 2015

Perth, Australia 


 

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Featured ECD Resources:

 

ECED Karachi Consensus Statement

The ECED Karachi Consensus Statement, September 2014 is an outcome document coordinated by eminent ECCE/ECED leaders1 and 200 diverse stakeholders. It was adopted by the Senior Minister Education Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuro, Government of Sindh, the Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) Education Government of Sindh Dr. Fazal Ullah Pechuho and all participants of the regional conference on September 17, 2014.  See the full statement  HERE


This annual report outlines the progress, highlights and achievements towards the Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood’s vision from 1 January to 31 December 2013. Download the Annual Report 2013.

 

Final Conference report from ARNEC Conference 18-20 November 2013 in Singapore


ARNEC Calendar 2014: Early Experiences Matter 'Building Foundations for Lifelong Learning'is here! Download now


ARNEC’s Documentation of Noteworthy ECD Practices – Research Brief No.2

by ARNEC, August 2013 

  

The White Paper – Promoting Holistic  Development of Young Children – An Imperative for the Advancement of Nations in Asia-Pacific by ARNEC, April 2013 The White Paper is also available in Russian, Chinese,  Korean and in Khmer. Would you like to translate or arrange for translation of the White paper into an additional language from the Asia-Pacific region? If you would like hardcopies of the White paper for your advocacy work or to promote ARNEC at events or conferences just let us know at secretariat@arnec.net.

 

Featured Link:

 

Would you like to learn more about Sustainable Development? See this free course “Age of Sustainable Development’  here:

https://www.coursera.org/course/susdev


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