2 Australia, Bangladesh, China, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand Asia Pacific RegionASIA PACIFIC (15)Australia, Bangladesh, China,Hong Kong-ChinaIndia, Indonesia, Japan,Korea, Malaysia, New ZealandPakistan, Philippines,Singapore,Sri Lanka, Thailand
3 National Activities in ASIA PACIFIC AustraliaㆍProfessional development: Held seminars knowledgeexchangeㆍ‘Rain Dance environment sustainability program’ :focusing on water conservation for preschoolchildren at Cranbourne Royal Botanical Gardens inVictoria.ㆍAction research: to revitalise OMEP Aust and todetermine strategic directionㆍKits: Distributing ‘refugee welcoming kits’ and ‘Schoolstarter kits’ to needy children.
4 National Activities in ASIA PACIFIC Hong KongㆍSeminars: About “learning Chinese language in early childhood education in a multilingual and multicultural environment”.ㆍPolicy matters: A fight for 15 year freeeducation.
5 National Activities in ASIA PACIFIC IndiaㆍTraining and development program: forECCE teachers on age appropriatedevelopment.ㆍOMEP + NAPSE(National Association ofPreschool Education) : teamed up forstadardizing infrastructural requirements,childfriendly norms, minimum standards etc.ㆍNaional study: on traditional play and games
6 National Activities in ASIA PACIFIC JapanㆍOMEP 2011 Japan Komodofundㆍ40th anniversary of OMEP Japan:Childcare in NZ and issues onchildcare with sandbox.ㆍPreschool visit in Tohoku:striken by earthquake andtsunami
7 National Activities in ASIA PACIFIC KoreaㆍWorkshop: 11th annual workshop forteachers -”Nuri curriculum, meeting withplay”
8 National Activities in ASIA PACIFIC New ZealandㆍWorkshops, seminars: to increase professional development and debate of issues.
9 National Activities in ASIA PACIFIC PakistanㆍActivities: On recovery programs for children whoare victims of child abuse, malnutrition andpovertyㆍNutrition project: implemented in all district inthe PakistanㆍWorkshops and seminars: For preschool educationand parents
10 National Activities in ASIA PACIFIC ThailandㆍNational education standard: first startedevaluating early childhood care centers forexternal quality assurance.ㆍWorkshop: preparation for internal and
11 International Activities in ASIA PACIFIC ChinaㆍㆍTeacher exchange program: Collaborating withHong Kong to create a China-Hong Kongteacher exchange program since 2003 and it isstill continued
12 International Activities in ASIA PACIFIC JapanㆍJapan Komodo fund InternationalProject: Released English-languagereport on the situation of ECCEpost the Great East JapanEarthquake 2011.ㆍInternational symposium:Education and training preschoolteachers for the future, casestudies on professionaldevelopment in Norway andSouth Korea.
13 International Activities in ASIA PACIFIC New ZealandㆍResearch: international research and sharingthrough academic and professional networkswithin Pacific region.
14 Education for Sustainable Development in ASIA PACIFIC ChinaㆍESD scale development: participated in theproject by collecting data in 6 earlychildhood centers for the pilot scale.
15 Education for Sustainable Development in ASIA PACIFIC JapanㆍAcademic workshop: Forum onpost-disaster childcare from an ESDperspective, study meetings onESD and publication on ESDpractice in day care centers.
16 Education for Sustainable Development in ASIA PACIFIC KoreaㆍPart 3. Intergeneraional dialogue for ESD: Executed aproject in young children’s classroom with threegoals(reducing plastics, creating garden andestablishing a network of new friends), 75 childrenand 7 teachers and 34 grandparents participated inthe project.
17 Education for Sustainable Development in ASIA PACIFIC SingaporeㆍWorkshop: Using the ESD rating scale
18 Education for Sustainable Development in ASIA PACIFIC ThailandㆍNew preschool curriculum: Integrating ESDconcept into the curriculum.ㆍProject: On ECO-School Guide for ESDstarting from preschool to secondaryeducation level.
19 WASH from the Start in ASIA PACIFIC AustraliaㆍExtended WASH program: Instituted at Fitzroy Crossing School for Aboriginal children in W.A and WASH was introduced at Crispins kindergarten in Poro, PNG.
20 WASH from the Start in ASIA PACIFIC IndiaㆍCelebration of the Global Hand Washing Day:participated through different intiatives, allpreschools have sanitation and good health inthe curriculum.
21 WASH from the Start in ASIA PACIFIC KoreaㆍProject: Introducing the purpose and themeaning of WASH project to individual andcollective members of Korea and participatingin a case study related to WASH wasencouraged through online.
22 WASH from the Start in ASIA PACIFIC New ZealandㆍProject: Several chapters adopted this project to putinto ECE centers.
23 WASH from the Start in ASIA PACIFIC PakistanㆍWASH in school: remained active in its role toenhance professionalism in the WASH in school.
24 Most Important Task or Priority for 2014 in ASIA PACIFIC Workshop, Seminars, Symposium and CampaignㆍWorkshop, Seminars, Symposium and Campaign:Arranging and organizing workshop, seminars, symposium and campaign(India, Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand)
25 Most Important Task or Priority for 2014 in ASIA PACIFIC ESDㆍAdvocacy: Continuing advocacy for the government’s agendaㆍPublic awareness: Gaining more public awarenessㆍResearch: Conducting research to promote early education for SustainableDevelopment(Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, New Zealand, Thailand)
26 Most Important Task or Priority for 2014 in ASIA PACIFIC WebsiteㆍWebsite: Recruiting members and revamping andactivating the website to provide up-to-dateinformation and resources(Korea)