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Raising awareness on violence in early childhood


THE Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Council is organising the National ECCE Week 2017 from Oct 21 to 28.

The theme for the week-long event is “Children’s Well-being Through Violence-free Early Childhood”.

ECCE Council president Datuk Dr Chiam Heng Keng said: “This year’s theme is chosen in view of the increasing incidence of violence among children in our country, and the vulnerability of children in their formative years to negative experiences.”

“In carrying out the activities to promote a violence-free early childhood, the council is also raising awareness among educators, parents and society of the need to provide young children with environments that were free of such acts for the well-being of the nation and its future,” she said.

A number of activities have been identified and organised to raise awareness on the need for early childhood environments to be free of violence.

These include activities for childcare centres, preschools, art competition for preschoolers, poster competition for college and university students, showcase on violence-free early childhood, walk for violence-free early childhood, futsal competition for ECCE students, and a seminar on the subject in Sabah and Sarawak.

For more information, contact the ECCE Council at eccecouncil@gmail.com or visit eccecouncil.org.

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