Early Childhood Development in the East Asia Pacific: Preliminary findings from the East Asia-Pacific Early Child Development Scales

By Nirmala Rao

Chair: Mark Bray

Investing in early childhood education helps reduce repetition and drop-out in the early grades of primary education, and lessens the impact of income and social inequalities. Yet about 50% of children in the East Asia and Pacific Region do not receive preschool education. There is a need for programs to promote development, and a measurement tool to evaluate efficacy.

This seminar describes the process of development of such a tool and preliminary findings from its use. It reports on collaboration with UNICEF and partners in Cambodia, China, Fiji, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and Vanuatu.

Nirmala RAO is Serena H.C. Yang Professor in Early Childhood Development and Education and the Dean of Graduate School at University of Hong Kong.

Date: Monday 2 February 2015

Time: 14:00-15:30 

Venue: Room 405 Meng Wah Complex

All are welcome!

Rao. Feb 2