The International Seminar on Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting 2017 (ISECCEP 2017), hosted by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Centre for Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting (SEAMEO CECCEP) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) of Indonesia and SEAMEO Secretariat (SEAMES) bring together diverse stakeholders of ECCEP representing the governments of SEAMEO Member Countries as well as public and private education institutions. The seminar will be a platform for the participants to share new learning paradigms and practices, exchange their perspectives on current issues and concerns surrounding ECCEP practice in Southeast Asia and build regional consensus on how ECCEP can effectively contribute towards the improvement of human development at the region.


The International Seminar on Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting 2017 (ISECCEP 2017) has three primary aims:

  • 1. Provide a platform for conversations on experiences and best practices on the implementation of ECCEP on diverse topics that support the improvement of human development in the region
  • 2. Promote regional understanding, commitment to shared action, mutual collaboration and closer cooperation among ECCEP stakeholders in Southeast Asia.
  • 3. Ensure a wider access to ECCEP practice in the region

November 14





This seminar is expected to bring along the regional commitment to ensure the wider access to ECCEP within Southeast Asia region. The theme chosen for the seminar is "Children's Well-being and Effective Parenting in the Digital ERA". The presentations on the theme will provide a wisdom platform for ECCEP stakeholders, both national and international level, and to reflect the shared experiences of Southeast Asian countries in a new teaching and learning paradigms especially in ECCEP.


There will be 4 (four) sub-themes for the paper presentations and discussions:

  • 1. Children's Well Being Across Cultures in the Digital Age
  • 2. ECCE teacher's Competencies for in Digital Era
  • 3. Positive Parenting and Children Wellbeing in Digital Era
  • 4. Effective Parenting in 21st Century

Provisional Agenda

The agenda of the seminar is as follow:


Programme of Activities

Tuesday, 14th November 2017

         -14.00 hrs

  • Arrival of participants at Yogyakarta International Airport
  • Check in at Hotel Royal Ambarrukmo, Yogyakarta

19.00-22.00 hrs

  • Social Dinner

Venue: hotel restaurant

Wednesday, 15th November 2017

08.00-09.00 hrs


09.00-10.00 hrs

Opening and Welcome Remarks

  • Cultural Performance
  • SEAMEO Colour
  • SEAMEO Song
  • Remarks by Dr. Gatot Hari Priowirjanto, Director of SEAMEO Secretariat
  • Welcoming Remark  by H.E. Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X, Governor of D.I.Yogyakarta
  • Opening Speech by H.E. Muhadjir Effendy, Minister of Education and Culture, President of SEAMEO Council.
  • Official Group Photo Session

Venue: Hotel Convention Hall

10.00-10.15 hrs

  • Coffee break
  • Press Conference: Launching of SEAMEO Centre for Early Childhood Care and Education and Parenting (SEAMEO CECCEP)

Minister of Education and Culture Republic of Indonesia, Director SEAMES, Director General of ECE and Community Education.

 Venue: Hotel Press Room

10.15-11.15 hrs

Plenary Session 1
Sub-theme 1: “Children’s Well-Being Across Cultures in the Digital age”

  • Harris Iskandar, Ph.D., DG of ECE and Community Education: Children’s wellbeing and effective parenting in the digital era
  • Dr. Sheldon Shaeffer, Chair, Board of Directors of Asia-Pacific Regional Network on Early Childhood (ARNEC):Children wellbeing across cultures: reaching the unreached and marginalized background
  • Singapore MOE DG (to focus on Cyber Safety in ECCE)

Moderator: Suharti, Ph.D., Head of Bureau for Planning and International Cooperation (TBC)
Venue: Hotel Convention Hall

11.20-12.20 hrs

Plenary Session 2
Sub-theme 2: “ECCE Teachers Competencies in Digital Era

  • dr. Fasli Jalal, Ph.D.,  Expert of Early Childhood Education Care and Parenting
  • Dr. Pablo Stansbery, Advisor of Early Childhood Education Care, UNICEF EAPRO
  • Ramon C Bacani, Director of SEAMEO INNOTECH: ECCE Competency Framework for ECCE Teachers in SEA

Moderator: Dr. Wahyudi, Director of SEAQIM (TBC)
Venue: Hotel Convention Hall

12.20-13.20 hrs

Lunch break
Venue: Hotel restaurant

13.20- 14.20 hrs

Plenary Session 3
Sub-Theme 3: “Positive Parenting and Children Wellbeing in Digital Era”

  • R. Ella Yulaelawati R., Ph.D., Director of ECE Development
  • Dr. Julia C. Kim, Senior Program Advisor ofGross National Happiness (GNH) Centre, Bhutan
  • Dr. Teresita Inciong, Secretary of Early Childhood Care and Development Council, Philippines

Moderator: Dr. Irdika Mansyur, Director of SEAMEO BIOTROP  (TBC)
Venue: Hotel Convention Hall

14.20-14.35 hrs

Coffee break

14.35-15.35 hrs

Parallel Session
Sub-Theme 4Country Reports on Parenting in the 21st Century

  • Group a: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Philippines (DGs of MOEs)
  • Group b: Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam (DGs of MOEs)
  • Group c: Lao PDR, Myanmar and Timor Leste (DGs of MOEs)


  • Dr. Abi Sujak, Director of SEAMOLEC (TBC)
  • Dr. Bambang Indrianto, Director  of SEAQIL (TBC)
  • Prof. Triyanta, Director SEAQIS (TBC)

Venue: Hotel Convention Hall

15.35-16.30 hrs

  • Synthesis of the Conference
  • Closing Ceremony

16.30-19.00 hrs


19.00-21.00 hrs


  • Gala dinner with cultural performances , hosted by Governor of D.I. Yogyakarta

­Venue: Pendopo Hotel Royal Ambarrukmo
Participants: invited guests
Dresscode: Batik shirt

Thursday, 16th November 2017

07.30-10.00 hrs

Schools visits:

  • Group A: Budi Mulia ECCE (Foundation-based ECCE)
  • Group B: Village ECCE (Community-based ECCE) / SDN Bhayangkara (Parenting)

Participants: invitees from 11 member countries + SEAMEO Centres and/or its representatives

10.00-11.30 hrs

Cultural Visit:

  • Keraton Yogyakarta
  • Batik Centre

13.00-14.30 hrs

Lunch at Hotel Manohara Restaurant

14.30-17.00 hrs

Visit Borobudur

  17.00 hrs

Return to Hotel Royal Ambarrukmo

Friday, 17th November 2017


Departure of participants


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Event Location

Hotel Royal Ambarrukmo
Jl. Laksda Adisucipto No.81, Caturtunggal, Kec. Depok, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55281
Phone: +62 274 488 488

Accomodation Info
* Yellow Star Hotel
Rate: IDR400.000 (USD30)
Distance from venue: about 700m by taxi/on foot.  --click for detailed map--
* Sriwedari Hotel and Cottage
Rate: IDR250.000 (USD19)
Distance from venue: about 600m by taxi/on foot.  --click for detailed map--
* LPP Garden Hotel
Rate: IDR375.000 (USD28)
Distance from venue: about 750m by taxi/on foot.  --click for detailed map--
* Grand Ambarrukmo Hotel
Rate: IDR775.000 (USD59)
Distance from venue: about 1 KM by taxi/on foot.  --click for detailed map--
* Paku Mas Hotel
Rate: IDR500.000 (USD38)
Distance from venue: about 700 M by taxi/on foot.  --click for detailed map--


SEAMEO Secretariat:
Ms Anti Rismayanti
Programme Officer III
SEAMEO Secretariat
Bangkok Thailand

Mr Ryke Pribudhiana

Mr Edi Rukmana

Indrias Rosmeifinda