Objectives MAPECE

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The aim of MAPECE is enable children attain development to their full potential by promoting quality early child care and education through advocating for proper education, training and professionalism of childcare providers and preschool teachers. The following objectives have been formulated to achieve this aim:

(1) To recognize and upgrade the professionalism of early childhood educators through accepting only qualified and professionally trained early childhood educators as members of the Association

(2) To advocate for quality early childhood education and care through publications, workshops, seminars and conferences.

(3) To advise parents and community on quality childhood education and the role of early childhood educators in child development through publication.

(4) To act as a catalyst and coordinating body for parents, members of Association, government, non-government agencies and early childhood educators to communicate with each other, discuss issues pertaining to children’s development, care and education, and work with each other for the promotion of quality child care and education through hosting public forums.

(5) To encourage and support research related to the development of early childhood education through publishing research findings and assisting researchers, teachers and students in early childhood education to source for funds.

(6) To raise funds by way of donation from the public, sponsorship, grant, endowment and any other lawful methods subject to prior approval of Registrar of Society and other relevant authorities.

To achieve the objectives of MAPECE, the following Committees have been formed:mapece

  • Professional Training Committee
  • Public Relation Committee
  • Publication Committee
  • Research Committee
  • Membership Committee

A. Professional Training Committee

Objectives
1) To raise quality and professionalism of early childhood educators by organizing forums, courses and training workshops on new frontiers in early child care and education (ECCE), skills and issues pertaining to ECE.

2) To raise quality of early childhood educators by conducting courses and workshops in areas relating to their felt needs.

3) To promote professionalism among early childhood educators by sourcing and identifying international conferences, seminars or workshops that will benefit them professionally.

4) To organize workshops, seminars and conferences to raise awareness pf parents and the public on the issues related quality early childhood education and professionalism of early childhood educators.


B. Public Relation Committee

Objectives
1)  To make public statements on matter concerning children and early childhood education.

2)  To liaise with ministries, government department, governmental agencies, institutes of higher learning and non-government agencies that pertain to children’s development, education and general wellbeing.

3)  To form strategic partnership with parents, educationalists, ministries, government departments, governmental agencies, non-government agencies and institutes of learning for the promotion of professionalism of early child care, development and education.

4)  To form strategic partnership with parents, educationalists, Ministries, government departments, governmental agencies, non-government agencies and institutes of learning for the promotion of quality early childhood education.

5)  To work with the corporate sector for the promotion of professionalism of early childhood educators and quality early childhood education

Others are appointed whenever the need arises and when certain issues need to be addressed


C. Research Committee

Objectives
1. To establish a database for promoting professionalism of early childhood educators by establishing a database of:

Professional early childhood educators in Malaysia;
Professional training institutions of early child care and development
Professionals for referrals

2. To carry out research in children’s development, early childhood education and professionalism of early childhood educators.

3. To encourage research in children’s development, early childhood education and professionalism of early childhood educators.

4. To sponsor research in children’s development, early childhood education and professionalism of early childhood educators.


D. Publication Committee

Objectives
1)  To produce MAPECE newsletter

2) To publish proceedings of conferences and other activities of MAPECE.


E. Membership Committee

Objective
1) To recruit members for MAPECE