“We are guilty of many errors and many faults, but our worse crime is abandoning the children, neglecting the fountain of life. Many of the things we need can wait. The child cannot. Right now is the time his/her bones have been formed, his/her blood is being made, and his/her senses are being developed. To him/ her we cannot answer ‘Tomorrow’, his/her name is today” - Gabriela Mistral, Chilean poet-diplomat and educator
Come be part of the three-day 6th Annual International Early Childhood Association Conference in Mumbai (February 9 - 11, The Lalit). It is a golden opportunity to deliberate, discuss and debate on the future of kindergartens in India, with Early Childhood educators and experts from different parts of India and experts from Malaysia and Bhutan in attendance.
It is a proven fact that 98% of the brain develops in the first five years. Parents and educators can create brain compatible environments to support this growth. Every child is born with the same number of neurons, almost a 100 billion, but it needs stimulation and nurturing to help these neurons make connections, trillions of connections. This means the brain does not develop automatically, necessitating brain compatible practices for a well-balanced and steady brain growth. The brain needs stimulation, complimented with brain compatible practices. Routines, rituals, stimulating toys, more choices, child led activities, open ended questions, logic games, toys, outdoor activities and more are many of the brain compatible practices to nurture brain development. At the conference, Early Childhood Education experts will share best practices of Early Childhood curriculum that can best support brain development in the early years.
Visit three Early Childhood centers as part of the preschool study tour on February 9 and experience different philosophies and how they are implemented in kindergartens. The schools are…
JBCN International School, Oshiwara
Udhyachal School, Vikhroli
NEXT School, Mulund
Ms. Soonita Kistamah will share how Malaysia has its own curriculum framework for Early Childhood education and Mr. Karma Gayleg from Bhutan will speak about his country’s focus on happiness in the Early Childhood curriculum. Educational experts like Lina Ashar, Prajodh Rajan, Swati Popat Vats, Kamini Rege, Reeta Sonawat, Samir Dalwai, Fatema Agarkar, Farzana Dohadwala and many more will share new research and global practices that can contribute to the future of kindergartens in India.
Panel discussion on the Future of Kindergartens in India will discuss the fee regulation bill, forest schools, the need for a common curriculum for preschools and a common teacher training program. Best Practice awards will be given out in different categories to deserving schools; these awards were judged by 14 judges on the benchmark of developmentally appropriate practice.
At the Seventieth Session of the United Nations General Assembly, a new set of global development goals were chosen that will establish the Development Agenda for United Nations Members States through 2030. The four key pillars of investment are investing early, investing equitably, investing in quality, and investing in results.
“What we are learning about all the elements that affect a child’s brain – whether her body is well nourished, whether her mind is stimulated, whether she is protected from violence — must change the way we think about early childhood development … and how we act,” said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake. “To give every child a fair chance in life, we need to invest early, invest equitably, and invest smartly – not only in education, but in health, in nutrition, and in protection.”
The conference offers a great opportunity to learn about new practices, best practices to ensure that together we give each and every child the best chance in education, nutrition, and safety. Come learn from the experts, network, and buy publications that will help you enhance the work you do in Early Childhood Education in India.
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