Interactive Sessions at the International Conference on Quality Early Childhood Care and Development

At the conference, we have arranged two types of interactive sessions. Participants can actively participate and share their best practices during the interactive sessions.

Type – I : interactive sessions:

There are interactive sessions on the following topics:

  • Year Plan, Action Plan, Week Plan, Day Plan, and Activity Plan for ECCD Center
  • Cognitive Skills Development in the Early Childhood Stage
  • Language and early literacy skills development
  • Social and emotional skill development in the early childhood stage
  • Health and Nutrition Skills Development in the Early Childhood Stage”
  • Fine and Gross Motor Skills Development in the Early Childhood Stage”

Now you can get ready as a team for the interactive sessions. Group members can discus and get ready to conduct session. They can discus many areas related to their topic as example

  • what kind of activities do you use in your country,
  • what are the best practices,
  • what kind of teaching methods do you use
  • As you think  what are the issues/short coming  related to topic
  • what are the your suggestion to overcome those issues 
  • how we deal with special education children 

Type – ii : interactive sessions

There are interactive sessions on the following topics:

  • Quality indoor learning environments for ECCD centers
  • Quality outdoor learning environments for ECCD centers
  • Quality teaching and learning aids for ECCD centers
  • Innovative Teaching Strategies for ECCD Centers
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for ECCD Centers
  • Greening Education for ECCD Centers

Now you can get ready for the type ii interactive sessions. You can take photographs or record short videos of your ECCD centers or quality ECCD centers in your country to share best practices related to the above topics.

Until you participate in the physical conference on June 21st–23rd, 2023, the live interview series is a good platform for you to share your knowledge, experience, and best practices on the above topics.

How can you participate in the interactive sessions?

  • On the registration form, you can select one topic from type I and one topic from type II.
  • According to your selection, you will be appointed to the relevant group of Type I and the relevant group of Type II.
  • At the conference, the relevant group takes on the leadership role to conduct the interactive session related to their topic. They can get support and active participation even from other participants to conduct more productive and effective interactive sessions.
  • Now relevant group members can get ready, and they can plan and discuss how they can make a more attractive session on their topic.

In which Group am I

Group members Details

 

International Conference on Quality Early Childhood Care and Development – 2023

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International Conference on Quality Early Childhood
Care and Development: 2023

“Conference, Networking, Expo, and Awards on SDG 4.2: Quality Early Childhood Education”

21st, 22nd, and 23rd of June 2023

At the

Bangalore, India.

01. Introduction

The International Conference on Quality Early Childhood Care and Development 2023 (ICQECCD-2023) is organized by the SAIA4ECCD on June 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, 2023, in Bangalore, India.
SAIA4ECCD is an international non-profit-oriented education association working on upgrading the quality of early childhood education in the South Asian region to achieve Sustainable Development Goals 4.2 in 2030.

The conference will be focused on “Curriculum, Teaching Learning Methods, and Student Assessment Approaches Related to Early Childhood Care and Development”. In addition to that, the conference will focus even more on the capacity building of the ECCD teachers, the indoor and outdoor set-up of the ECCD centers, and teaching aids”. “Greening Education for ECCD” will also be discussed.

Early childhood education should focus on the holistic development of children. It should be a joyful learning experience for the children, with love and care. Not only knowledge but also social and emotional skills, communication skills, cognitive skills, and fine and gross motor skills should be developed. Children should have good health and nutrition. Competencies should be developed considering the age and diversity of every child.

Early childhood care and development should be a strong foundation for children. Facilitators should plan, implement, and assess their activities considering the diversity of the countries, cultures, and societies as well as the diversity of the children.

The ultimate goal of SDG 4.2 is “By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care, and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education.”

It is very essential to share the best practices of the ECCD teachers, educators, policymakers, and decision-makers to achieve the ultimate goal. Capacity building and networking are powerful tools to strengthen the ECCD sector globally. The International Conference on Quality Early Childhood Care and Development 2023 is the platform for all stakeholders to upgrade the quality of ECCD.

The conference will be a platform for ECCD teachers’ capacity building and professional enhancement.

The ECCD center owners and management will gain new strategies to overcome the volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) situation.

Kunwar’s Global School in Lucknow, India, is the hosting partner for the event.

Keynote speakers will share their best practices, research findings, and new knowledge on themes related to “Quality Early Childhood Care and Development” at the conference. Practical sessions will be handled by the experts for capacity building. Participants will have the opportunity for interactive sessions with children and ECCD teachers.

In addition to that, selected ECCD centers will be awarded based on their performance in 2022.

The conference is an international benchmark for ECCD teachers, principals, and educators who are engaging in teacher training related to ECCD and primary education. In addition to that, ECCD teachers and principals will be empowered to transfer their ECCD centers to Greening Education.

02. Problem Statement

  • Existing curricula, teaching-learning processes, and assessments related to early childhood education have to be upgraded locally and internationally. The trend in general education globally is to enhance the competencies of children to face the challenges of the VUCA world. Early childhood education should also be forced on the holistic development of the children to make them suitable for primary education.
  • The role of the ECCD teachers has changed over time, and whether ECCD teachers and principals are strong with skills, expect existing modern global society to enhance the capacity of the children.
  • Parental counseling and capacity building of the stakeholders for the care, security, and health of the children are not at a satisfactory level in South Asian countries.
  • Although greening education should be implemented in ECCD centers, awareness of the management of ECCD centers is not satisfying.

03. Vision: 

  • Enhance the quality of early childhood education in South Asian countries to achieve SDG 4.2, which is “By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care, and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education.”

04. Objectives:

  • Introduce the latest research findings and new strategies to uplift the quality of ECCD.
  • sharing best practices to upgrade the quality of the early childhood care and development sector.
  • Capacity building of the ECCD Educators by empowering Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes, and Mindset (K-SAM) and 21st-century skills. 
  • Build up networks among the professionals in the ECCD sector in the South Asian region.
  • Make connections among the ECCD educators and professionals in South Asian countries to enhance the quality of ECCD education.
  • Enhance the opportunities to implement and participate in collaboration projects in South Asian countries to upgrade the quality of ECCD.
  • Enhance the capacity of professionals in the ECCD sector towards “Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)” and “Greening Education”.
  • ECCD Awards for the service rendered by ECCD teachers, educators, and professionals in South Asian countries to improve the quality of ECCD
  • ECCD Awards for Best ECCD Centers on the basis of performance and quality

05. To whom:

  • ECCD Teachers: ECCD Teachers who need to upgrade their competencies, who need to make networks with ECCD Teachers in South Asian countries, and who need to share their best practices with global communities
  • To ECCD center owners and principals in the South Asian region as well as all other countries who need to upgrade their knowledge, make networks, share best practices, and upgrade new strategies to enhance the quality of ECCD centers.
  • To educators in the field of early childhood education: lecturers and teacher educators in the field of ECCD in the South Asian region
  • Teacher supervisors, curriculum developers, education administrators, policymakers, and academic leaders related to ECCD in South Asian countries as well as in a global society
  • Primary Teachers, Vice Principals, Principals, and Educators in the Primary Sector (K1–KK5) in Global Society
  • Parents and other stakeholders who are interested in quality early childhood care and development for the global society

06. Benefits to the Participants:

  • Participants will upgrade their competencies by sharing knowledge with experts in the region, and they will get real-life experience by observing ideal ECCD centers and schools.
  • Participants will get opportunities to participate in activity sessions, workshops, panel discussions, and model classroom sessions to upgrade their competencies.
  • Participants will get the opportunity to give a keynote speech.
  • Certificates and mementos for all participants
  • Well-performed speakers and presenters will be awarded international awards.
  • ECCD teachers, principals, and educators will be honored for their dedicated service to the field of early childhood education.
  • Selected ECCD students will be awarded for their performance in one of six sections.

07. Apply method:

Individuals can apply as participants or keynote speakers under category I. ECCD centers can apply under category II. Awards, mementos, and certificates will be granted in two categories.

Category: 01

“Participants will get international certificates, mementos, and awards for their performance at the conference under the sections of

  • Active participation 
  • Best performance
  • Innovative contribution 
  • Best Keynote Speaker

When individuals apply under category I, they can participate as participants or keynote speakers. Not only the speakers’ presentations, the conference consists of many forums, activities, model classrooms, discussions, role plays, and many more activities. Participants will get mementos and international certificates for their performances at the conference.

The keynote speaker will be selected based on the applicant’s academic and professional qualifications. Keynote speakers will get 10 minutes for their keynote speeches or presentations, and they will get certificates, mementos, and awards for their performance.

Category: 02

The main objective of this category is to provide the opportunity to share the best practices of quality ECCD centers and honor them. Only the ECCD centers can apply under Category II. Special awards will be granted to the ECCD centers for their performance in the following sections:

Section 01: Excellence in a Quality Indoor Learning Environment

Section 02: Excellence in a Quality Outdoor Learning Environment

Section 03: Excellence in Quality Teaching and Learning Aids

Section 04: Excellence in Innovative Teaching Strategies

Section 05: Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Section 06: Excellence in Greening Education

ECCD centers are evaluated in one section. One delegate can participate in the conference free of charge when ECCD centers apply under this category.

When the ECCD Centers apply under this category, they should submit a PowerPoint slide show or mp4 file to saia4eccd@gmail.com on or before June 10, 2023, highlighting their performance under the applied section (for example, if one ECCD Center expects to apply under “Excellence in Quality Outdoor Learning Environment,” that ECCD Center should submit a PowerPoint slide show or mp4 file highlighting their ECCD Center’s outdoor learning environment”).

Selection method for certificates, mementos, and awards under Category II

First Round.

The organizing committee will evaluate all submitted PowerPoint slide shows and MP4 files and select suitable ECCD centers in the first round. They are eligible for certificates in the relevant section.

Second Round
The organizing committee will arrange an interview with the ECCD Center, which was selected in the first round, to get more details. After the evaluation of the second round, eligible ECCD centers are qualified for the International Excellence Certificate, Medal, and mementos under the applied section.

Final Round

Qualified ECCD Centers in the second round will get the opportunity to do a 9-minute keynote presentation to present the performance of their ECCD Centers under the relevant section. They will be qualified for the International Excellence Certificate, Medal, and 9-minute keynote presentation to present the performance of their ECCD Centers under the relevant section. They will be qualified for the International Excellence Certificate, Medal, mementos, and International Awards under the relevant section.

WhatsApp or email for more details.

  • For more details, send a WhatsApp message to +94727573045 or send an email to saia4eccd@gmail.com.

09. Program Schedule:

Date Event
20th of June 2023 The arrival of the Delegates
21st of June  2023 Inauguration Ceremony of International Summit (Conference, Awarding, sightseeing, City Visit, Cultural Programs)
22nd of June  2023 Keynote speeches, Presentations, workshops 
23rd of June  2023 ECCD Center visit
24th of June  2023 Departure

10. Program Agenda

Click here to read program agenda

11. Themes for the Presentations:

Themes to Improve the Quality of Early Childhood Care and Development to Achieve SDG 4.2 Quality ECCD” 

    1. Approaches and Principles for Quality early childhood education
    2. Educational Psychology for early childhood education
    3. Child Development in the Early Childhood Stage
    4. Curriculum planning, organizing, and implementation for early childhood education 
    5. Health, safety, and nutrition in the early childhood stage
    6. Teaching-learning material development for Early Childhood Education 
    7. Managing the Early Childhood Development Centre / Primary Classroom
    8. Assessment of child development in Early Childhood Stage
    9. Total Development of Children with Special Needs
    10. The Greening Transformation of the ECCD Center
    11. The Professional Role of ECCD teacher and  primary Teacher
    12. Competencies to develop children’s motor development
    13. Competencies to develop Children’s language and early literacy development
    14. Competencies to develop children’s Cognitive Development
    15. Competencies to Develop Children’s Social and emotional development
    16. Competencies to develop children’s aesthetic development
  1. 12. Registration Fee:

    Registration fee for participants:

    • Registration fee for participants: 300 USD

    which includes 5 days with 4-night stays (20th June to 24th June 2023). Accommodation, food, sightseeing, local transport costs, and the registration fee for the conference

    Registration fee for keynote speakers:

    • Registration fee for keynote speakers: 350 USD

    which includes 5 days with 4-night stays (20th June to 24th June 2023). Accommodation, food, sightseeing, local transport costs, and the registration fee for the conference

    Registration fee for ECCD Centers under Category II:

    • The registration fee for ECCD centers under category II is 350 USD.
      One representative from the ECCD Center is eligible to participate free of charge at the conference.

    If any local or foreign delegate doesn’t expect accommodation, 50 USD will be deducted from his or her registration fee.

    13. Apply for the Conference:

    Click here toapplyy for the International Summit on Quality ECCD Educatio,h June 20–24, 2023, in Bangalore, India.

    You can apply free of charge. You will be informed by email if you are selected for the summit.

    14. Registration for the conference:

    After you apply for the summit, your application will be evaluated. If you are eligible to participate, a “Registration Letter” will be forwarded to your email address.

    After you get the registration letter, you have to pay 50 USD to reserve a seat for you to participate as a participant, keynote speaker, or representative of the ECCD Center or School. The balance can be paid one week before the conference.

    Click here to submit the registration form.

    15. Guidance for payments of registration fees

    After you get the registration letter, payment can be made directly to the association as

    01. Direct Bank Deposit

    02. Online transfer

    03. Using a Credit or Debit Card

    For credit or debit card payments or to get bank details for other payment methods, click here.

    16. Guidance for VISA

    There are two ways to obtain a visa to go to India.

01. Regular VisaDiplomatic/Official/Ordinary Passport holders may fill online application and submit it to the concerned Indian Embassy/Mission in your country. Click here to submit a regular Visa Application

02. E Visa 

E Visa can be obtained online. no need to go Indian high commission online you can apply and obtain it within 3 working days. click here to apply for an E visa (Visa chargers may be a little bit high than a regular visa)

16.1 Fill Google form to get support to fill visa application

if it is difficult to fill official Visa Application click here and submit your details. we will fill original application for you 

17. Logistic Details

budget airline to come to Chennai, India is Indigo click here to check the prices of air tickets 

https://www.ixigo.com/ 

https://www.cheapoair.com/

https://www.booking.com/

https://www.mytrip.com/

17.1 Accommodations

Accommodation will be at 

SM Royal Suites

SM Royal Suites is an affluent hotel located at a mere distance from the Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru, in Bangalore Airport Road, Yelahanka.

#33, NH-7, Vidhyanaga Cross,
      Kempegowda Int’l Airport Rd,
       Bengaluru, Karnataka 562157

        https://www.smroyalsuites.com/ 

18. Parallel events to the Summit:

Live Zoom Interviews, Live Presentations, Pre-Recorded Video Presentations, Poster Presentations/TikTok, South Asian Education journals, and many more events have been organized as pre-preparations for the summit.  

Certificates will be granted to educators who show the best performance for live interviews and presentations on the virtual platform. 

Keynote speakers will be selected based on their performance in the interviews/Presentations.

19. Details of the prior activities of the summit

 

Events    Details Registration
Live Zoom Interviews   Click here for Details Click here for Registration
Live Presentations   Click here for Details Click here for Registration
Pre-Recorded Video Presentations   Click here for Details Click here for Registration
Poster Presentations/TikTok   Click here for Details Click here for Registration
South Asian Education journal   Click here for Details Click here for Registration

Presenters will be awarded International Awards

Organized by

 

South Asian International Association for Early Childhood Care and Development (SAIA4ECCD)

Hosting Partners:

Kunwar’s Global School – Lucknow, India,

With the collaboration of

 

Kunwar’s Global School – Lucknow, India
EBAC  Public School – Dhaka, Bangladesh
Modernage Public School and College –  Abbottabad,  Pakistan.
Galaxy Public School – Kathmandu, Nepal. 
  Early Childhood – Thimphu, Bhutan. 
  Bhuddi School of Arts
   

20. Project Team

  1. Project Directors

    • Mr. Janaka Kamalgoda,
      President, SAIA4ECCD, Sri Lanka
    • Dr. Dheeraj Mehrotra, National Awardee, India
      Principal, Kunwar’s Global School, Lucknow, India

    Project Coordinators

    • Ms. Wathsala Prasangani, SAIA4ECCD

    Program Hosts

    • Ms. Hasini Madanayake, Sri Lanka
    • Ms. Sumaiya Samad Mehtaj (India)

      21. High-Level Road Map

      Step  1

      An application is called for.

      • Live Zoom Discussions
      • Live Presentation, 
      • Pre-recorded video presentations,
      • Poster Presentation, 
      • E-Magazine for the South Asian Education Journal
      •  

      Step 2

      Applications are evaluated, and eligible applicants are selected.

      Step  3

      Applicants are informed of their eligibility to participate in the events.

      Step  4

      Facilities and guidance are provided to selected candidates to perform for applied events.

      Step  5

      The International Conference and Awarding Ceremony will be held from April 1 to 3, 2023.

       

      The End

Guidance for Delegates