Families Resilience and Children and Families of Low Income: Maximizing Opportunities Through PERMATA ECEC Program / Mastura Badzis

Badzis, Mastura (2009) Families Resilience and Children and Families of Low Income: Maximizing Opportunities Through PERMATA ECEC Program / Mastura Badzis. In: Resillient Families Discourse: Research and Evidence Based Interventions, 20-21 April 2009, Penang, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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PERMATA Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Program in Malaysia was launched on the basis of evidence from research and practice which illustrates that early intervention through high quality program enhances children's social, emotional, spiritual, physical, and cognitive development. PERMATA is a child-focused, community integrated program with the overall goal of increasing school readiness in young children in low-income families, particularly in deprived areas. Despite its various learning outcomes, ECEC main underpinning goal is to produce generations of youth who are able to manage and regulate emotion, possess high EQ skill, and resillient in facing different challenges in life. Its long-term effect can be better understood as children develop into responsible citizens who will take a much more positive role in the society and are free of social ills that now seem to beset the country. This paper presents some strategies of best practices that have been applied in this program to foster and instill resilience in children mainly; increasing caring relationship, developing social competence, encouraging, self-help skills, create partnerships with family and community, and awareness of the existence and supremacy of God.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: National Population and Family Development Board (NPFDB) in collaboration with the DOHA International Institute.
Keywords: strengthening resilience, family and children of low income
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 302 Social interaction
Division/Agency/State: LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia > Division of Family Development
Deposited By: Mr Mustapha Muhamad
Deposited On: 17 Jul 2013 06:38
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2013 06:38
URI: http://familyrepository.lppkn.gov.my/id/eprint/315

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