כנס OMEP העולמי בהונג קונג, קיץ 2011

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FOR OMEP NATIONAL COMMITTEE PRESIDENTS

INFORMATION AND ACTION REQUESTS Based on actions taken at the 2011 World Assembly in Hong Kong, all OMEP National Committees are requested to take several actions relating to
1. OMEP’s WASH from the Start project (safe water, sanitation, and hygiene in early childhood settings).
2. OMEP’s leadership in a UNICEF effort to develop quality assurance guidelines for early childhood programs and interventions, especially in the developing world.

3. OMEP’s effort to encourage the United Nations to declare a Decade for Early Childhood.

4. OMEP’s effort to encourage national leaders to support the U.N. Omnibus Act on the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Specific requests for actions by OMEP National Committees appear below.

I. SUPPORT OMEP’S EARLY CHILDHOOD SAFE WATER, SANITATION, AND HYGIENE INITIATIVE,
 

WASH FROM THE START 1. Participate in Global Handwashing Day
a. Urge all ECEC professionals and programs to participate in Global Handwashing Day, October 15, 2011. Information at http://www.globalhandwashingday.org.
b. Promote developmentally appropriate handwashing activities during the week prior to or following October 15.

c. Submit photographs and/or brief reports on Global Handwashing Day activities in their countries by November 17

to Lisbetth Söderberg, Lisbetth.soderberg.ped.gu.se.

2. Appoint a
3. Gather the following information:
a. What water, sanitation, and hygiene programs or projects operate in your country? (WASH in School? Others?)

b. Are any water, sanitation, and hygiene projects or curricula specifically for early childhood?

WASH from the Start project coordinator Please send this information to John Siraj Blatchford,
js303@cam.ac.uk, by November 17, 2011. 2

4. Respond quickly to other requests to assist World OMEP with the
 

WASH from the Start project. Information about the project will appear in the minutes of the 2011 World Assembly and posted on the website: http://www.omep.org.gu.se. II. PARTICIPATE IN OMEP’S GLOBAL GUIDELINES PROJECT
email: jwagner@whittier.edu
postal address:

Judith T. Wagner

Professor of Child Development and Education

Director of The Broadoaks Children’s School

Whittier College

Whittier, California 90608 USA

OMEP will establish a list with links or downloads of these quality assessment materials. A report on the meeting of the Global Guidelines Task Force appears on the Downloads page of http://www.omep-usa.org.

: All OMEP member countries are asked to submit samples or a list of program quality assessment criteria, instruments, or documents used in your countries. Specifically, this request is for quality assessment guidelines or criteria that ECEC professionals in your country or region find useful and appropriate. These should be sent to Judith Wagner, Global Guidelines Task Force Chair by December 1, 2011.

III. ENCOURAGE U.N. DECLARATION OF A DECADE FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD
: National committees are requested contact leaders in your own countries asking them to encourage the United Nations to declare a Decade for Early Childhood. On 8/23/11 Lisbetth Soöderberg emailed a sample letter to all national presidents on behalf of Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson. A copy of the sample letter is attached to this correspondence.

IV. ENCOURAGE SUPPORT FOR THE OMNIBUS ACT ON THE CRC:
OMEP National Committees are requested to ask their members and others to encourage their country’s leaders (president, prime minister, ambassadors, royalty, etc.) to support the Omnibus Resolution on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (A/65/452). Information can be found at http://www.ecdgroup.com/General_Comment_7.asp. 1 (1) ORGANISATION MONDIALE POUR L´EDUCATION PRESCOLAIRE WORLD ORGANIZATION FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ORGANIZACIÓN MUNDIAL PARA LA EDUCACIÓN PREESCOLAR O M E P – c /o Pro fes s o r In gr i d Praml i ng Samuel s s o n, Wo r ld Pres id en t U N I V E R S I T Y O F G O T H E N B U R G

De pa r tme nt o f Edu ca t io n, Commu ni c at i on a nd L ea rni n g Vi s i t in g ad d res s : L ärov erk sg at an 1 5, Mai l i ng a dd re s s : Box 30 0, SE-40 5 30 Gö te bo rg , Swe d en Tel +4 6(0 )3 1 78 6 24 6 1 Fa x +4 6 (0 )3 1 7 86 23 91 ing r id .p raml i ng@pe d. gu . se www. omep .o rg. gu . se Place and date
 

To: Minister of XXX (the minister or government official responsible for the wellbeing, care and education of young children)
Appeal for an UNESCO decade for Early Childhood Education and Care

Organisation Mondiale pour l’Éducation Préscolaire (OMEP) appeals to you and other leaders in the [Name of your country] to join leaders from many other countries around the world to urge the United Nations to declare a Decade for Early Childhood. The declaration of a UN Decade for Early Childhood will raise awareness of a growing body of robust scientific research confirming that the early years (birth to age 8) play a crucial role in later educational and behavioral development and promote responsible participation in civil societies.
OMEP is a historic, worldwide, non-governmental and non-profit organization with members in approximately 70 countries, as well as organized national committees in more than 65 countries. Founded in the wake of World War II, the organization is dedicated to global peace-building and sustainability by promoting the wellbeing, rights, and early education of the world’s children, with emphasis on children between 0 and 8 years of age, their parents, their teachers and caregivers, their communities, and the institutions that serve them. OMEP supports a broad range of activities to improve children’s accessibility to high quality education and care (
More information about our organization is available at www.omep.org.gu.se.

Members of OMEP- (insert name of your own country) ask that you contact our representatives at the United Nations at your earliest convenience to urge them to declare a Decade of Early Childhood. Please contact me if members of OMEP-(insert name of your country) can assist you in this effort.

Sincerely yours,

broadly defined). From its inception in 1946, OMEP has been closely associated with UNICEF, UNESCO, and other international organizations with similar aims. (Name of your own national OMEP president)
President, OMEP-Name of Country
 

 

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