The World Organization for Early Childhood Education, identified internationally as OMEP, has appointed Dr Kimberly Kopko as a delegated consultant to the United Nations.
OMEP is a multinational nongovernmental organisation that works for all features of early childhood training and care, advocating for the rights, well-being, well being and training of younger youngsters, their mother and father, their educators and the establishments that serve them.
Dr Kopko mentioned the appointment, whereas additionally an honour, offered her with “an amazing alternative to advocate for selling entry to high quality early childhood training and look after all youngsters.”
OMEP was based in 1948, and has nationwide committees in additional than 70 international locations, together with Australia, the place the nationwide president is Affiliate Professor Sandie Wong who relies at Macquarie University. The oldest and largest worldwide organisation specializing in youngsters aged eight years and youthful, OMEP Members embody students, researchers, practitioners, well being care and authorized professionals, in addition to advocates from world wide.
Dr Kopko acquired her doctorate in little one growth, and now research little one growth, parenting and household processes. Her present analysis and outreach initiatives embody: parenting and little one studying; parenting training in school-based well being facilities; teenagers being raised by custodial grandparents; and the usage of analysis and evidence-based father or mother teaching programs to advertise constructive parenting behaviors and strengthen households.
“The U.N. consultant appointment may be very intently aligned with my work … because it requires making use of research-based proof to tell motion and apply,” she mentioned. “On this regard, the work of the OMEP Committee has the potential to influence international little one coverage.”
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