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From Asia-Pacific Regional ECD Conference, 18-20 November 2013, Singapore 




'Ensure all children get the best start in life and for learning' 


Target 1: Ensure that all children are healthy, socially and culturally competent, respectful of diversity,and learning successfully.



Target 2: Increase the number of children experiencing positive, responsive, sensitive and nurturing child-rearing practices in safe and peaceful environments.



Target 3: Ensure equitable access to quality, inclusive and sustainable early childhood programmes and services.



click here for full targets and indicators 




For pictures from the conference see here 

Presentations from Day 1 - 18 November:

Keynote Address by Dr. Pia Rebello Britto, Senior Advisor ECD, UNICEF NYHQ

'The World we want : achieveing every child's potential'

Concurrent Session 1: National Networks and Policies

Iqbal Hossain, Comprehensive ECCD Policy in Bangladesh


Siraj Narsi, Establishment of National ECD network in Pakistan


Lavinia Tiko, Policy Environment for Holistic ECD: a case of Fiji

Concurrent Session 2: Child Voice 

Dr Christine Chen, Childhood and Early Education in Singapore


Prof Eunhye Park, Sustainable future with children: children's voices to be heard


Special Session on ECD and Peacebuilding:


Early Childhood (EC) and Peace Building in East Asia and the Asia-Pacific Region:
A Literature Review to Inform a Future Research Agenda - Dr Lynn Ang

Possible Linkages with the International Network on Peace Building with Young Children (INPB) 

ECD and Peacebuilding: The Malaysian Experience  plus Indicators


Concurrent Session 3 - Workshop: Parenting

Presentations from Day 2 - 19 November:

Regional Keynote address, Prof. Nirmala Rao, University of Hong Kong

Plenary 4: Noteworthy Practices from Singapore

Mrs Fong Chin Yoon Fah, Development and Implementation of Singapore Preschool Accreditation Framework (SPARK)


Tang Hui Nee; Noradlin Mohamed Yusof, KKH Singapore A step towards a more inclusive pre-school landscape: The science and art of implementation


Concurrent Session 4: Localising ECD Programmes


Narmaya Thapa, Collaboration work for Integration and Holistic ECCD in Nepal


Amrita Goswami, Using Play to Learn in ECD


Karma Pedey, A Gross National Happiness inspired ECD and Education programme: a dialouge on harmonizing western theories adn Bhutanese funds of knowledge


Concurrent Session 5: Programme Evaluation


Sukhdeep Gill, Role of Start-up Planning in the Implementation of High quality comprehensive ECD Programmes


Mastura Badzis, Using ITERS in Assessing Quality Environment


Tilak Bahadur Rai, Quantitiy vs ECD services: centre based ECD a case


Concurrent session 6: Special needs


Seema Lasi, Children with Special needs in Pakistan - Role of Human Development Programme AKU


Frank Emboltura: Age Appropriate Inclusive Preschool Programme


Concurrent session 7 - Workshop: Mother Tongue Workshop


Concurrent Session 8: Literacy


Margalit Ziv, Enriching children's literacy and social recignition via shared book reading in varied cultural settings

Shekufeh Zonji, Evaluating the impact of ECD and family literacy in Afghanistan


Mae Theresa Vilma D Andoy and Dr Andoy, Literacy and School Readiness of Kalagan Pre-schoolers


Concurrent Session 9: Gender and Peace Building


Ali Shaar, Giving all children equal opportunities for Lifelong learning, health and success, children of the Middle East, a long way to go

Nicole Rodger, Gender in ECCD - Challenges and Opportunities for Gender Responsive and Gender Trasnformative ECCD programming


Jessica Aumann, Gender Equality in ECD: Crucial linkages to ensure holistic child development


Concurrent Session 10: Fathers


D.S.D. Heiyanthuduwage, A community based health promotion intervention to improve psychosocial status of children under give years through improving fathers involvement in rural community Sri Lanka


Shantimoy Chakma, Perceptions and Practices of Fatherhood among Urban Fathers in Bangaldesh 


Concurrent Session 11 - Workshop : Differentiated Teaching



Presentations from Day 3 - 20 November


Concurrent Session 12: Child Rearing


Dr Nurper Ulkuer, Promoting Responsive and Sensitive Care in child's first 2001 days - Introduction of WHO-UNICEF Care for Child Development Package and re-visiting WHO-SEARO-UNICEF Asian Regional commitments


Angela Simcox, Beliefs and Practices about Child Rearing and Development in Cambodia: A pre-liminary study


Concurrent Session 13: Costing and Financing ECD


Dr Andrew Brodsky, Modelling the Costs and Benefits of Early Childhood Systems: Making the Economic Case for ECD Investment


Karma Choden, ECCD Budget for the Eleventh Five Year Plan (2014-2018) under MoE, Royal Government of Bhutan

Baela Raza Jamil, Financing ECE - ECD in Pakistan


Concurrent Session 14: Executive Function Skills


Siriphan Ruangkhruawong, Parent-child relationship and children's executive function skills


Nutsuda Panprasitwaj, A pre-liminary research in an intervention program for promoting Executive Function


Prawpat Jirapatpuvadol, The 101 positive discipline training-intervention programs


Plenary 5: Consolidation of One Voice! - from the region towards global ECD advocacy