South Asian International Association for Early Childhood Care and Development (SAIA4ECCD) was established to share knowledge and best practices among the ECCD Teachers and Professionals in the South Asian Region.

South Asia extends south from the main part of the continent to the Indian Ocean. The principal boundaries of South Asia are the Indian Ocean, the Himalayas, and Afghanistan. The Arabian Sea borders Pakistan and India to the west, and the Bay of Bengal borders India and Bangladesh to the east. The western boundary is the desert region where Pakistan shares a border with Iran.