Implementation of Early Childhood Education Standard in kindergarten: Case study in Semarang district, Central of Java, Indonesia
Lily Muliana Mustafa , Abdul Halim Masnan, Amir Syamsudin
Ideally, kindergarten should be a wonderful and bright introduction before attending the real school as it sets the foundation for the rest of their education journey. The objective of Early Childhood Education National Standard is important as an instrument for principal to prepare a kindergarten with a good quality management. National Accreditation Board for Non-formal Education is responsible to ensure the criteria being obeyed. In this study, we explored the role and responsibility of implementing the ECE Standard in a rural part of Semarang City. Four principals and one government officers were interviewed for the purpose of this research. They are previously talented teachers with more than 20 years in the early year centers. The main barrier to the quality of management in the opinion of the officers interviewed was the insufficient information communications technology (ICT) practices in the center. This will impact the ICT knowledge of principals and teachers, therefore demotivated them to use ICT sources while managing kindergarten. Hence, ICT training and workshops should also be concentrated for accreditation requirement to enhance the knowledge and skills of ICT practices in the kindergarten.
Volume: Volume 24
Issues: Issue 7
Keywords: Childhood Education, Standard in kindergarten, Indonesia