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    Indonesia: Villagers Fight the Odds to Provide Early Childhood Care to Their Children

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018

    Galung-Tuluk-Early-Childhood-Educators-Bina-Bangsa-Centre
    A number of Galung Tuluk early childhood educators in the newly constructed Bina Bangsa centre.
    In April 2018, members of the Early Childhood Education Development (ECED) Frontline team traveled to the regency and spoke with village, sub-district and district officials to understand what drives and inhibits investment in early childhood education services in a decentralized Indonesia.

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    Tapping Potential of Indonesia’s Village Law to Increase Quality of Early Childhood Education

    Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017

    PAUD Learning Activities in Timor Tengah Utara
    Learning activities in PAUD in Timor Tengah Utara District, East Nusa Tenggara (Photo: Thomas Brown)
    Indonesia continues to make strides in expanding access to early childhood education (ECE) across its vast archipelago, now reaching some 70.1% of 3-6 year olds. Yet despite this increased availability, quality of services continues to be poor, especially in rural and low-income areas. In particular, there continues to be reliance on under-qualified teachers, with many having received inadequate formal training, or none at all.