Having a baby is easily one of the important milestones in a couple’s life. It’s also one of the most challenging! There are so many things you need to know (or rather, worry about): salt content in food, choking hazards, SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME!
How are new parents supposed to know about these things?
- Your parents? They may have done a superb job raising you, but let’s face it, where did they get their knowledge from? Their OWN parents, 60 years ago?
- The internet? I love Google too, but are you really going to put the most important period of your little one’s life in Google’s hands?
- Your friends? How reliable is their knowledge? You’re not really going to raise your pride and joy based on what your friend heard from her sister’s neighbour’s aunt’s brother’s colleague are you?
Wouldn’t it be great if someone already collected all the information you need to know, and put it in a nice little convenient book? Well, since I’m writing this, obviously someone already did!
The Asia Pacific Conference Of Early Childhood Education Graduates will be holding an event at University Malaya on the 29th and 30th January 2010. The central theme will be ‘Developing Human Capital Begins With Children’, but other themes and objectives will be addressed as well (listed in the brochures below).
Participants will include Early Childhood Education professionals, policy makers, administrators, academicians, educators, non-academician, parents and students. So if you’re not interested in the central theme, but are still interested in Early Childhood Education, the event still represents a good chance to get to know and network with industry players. Continue reading
Believe it or not, there’s actually an organisation in charge of promoting awareness of the importance of quality child care and education in Malaysia. Enter the Malaysian Child Resource Institute (MCRI)! Incorporated in 1993, Click here to find out more!
So what’s the current child care environment like in Malaysia? Many people may have their own perceptions and opinions, but how many actually have hard figures and facts? Well, the following article* is a highly-detailed and informative piece on child care in Malaysia.
Child Care In Malaysia – Then And Now
It’s 11 pages long, so for those who’d just like the gist of it, there’s a summary over here.
*The article is entitled “Child Care In Malaysia: Then And Now”, and is taken from the International Journal Of Child Care And Education Policy Volume 2 Issue 2, 14 Jan 2009, published by the Korea Institute Of Child Care And Education. The author is Heng Keng Chiam, the Commissioner of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia, as well as the former professor of Social Psychology in Education, University of Malaya.
Anybody and everybody who’s interested in Childcare should be at SEGi College, Subang Jaya on the 25th of July 2009!
For more info click here.
Did you have a chance to attend? Share with us what the event was like in the comments section!