Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Early Childhood Education

The Level Of Preparation For Pandemic Influenza (Covid-19) Among Early Childhood Education Centre

Hazhari Ismail; Syazwani Aniyah Manja; Iylia Mohamad; Mohd Shawani Ahmad Sabri

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 4884-4898

The preparation for disasters such as pandemic is essential across the academic institutions. Evidence has shown that greater readiness for disasters saved lives, however, with not enough preparation costs lives. The pandemic influenza causing serious emotional and psychological distress can take place at any time often without notification. Hence, collecting data on the most effective measures for each type of critical incident will give crisis responders the opportunity to intervene efficiently when reacting to the outbreak. This study was examine the preparation level among early childhood education centres in facing the COVID-19 in terms of planning and organization, students learning and program operations, infection control policies and actions, and communication planning. The online questionnaire was given to the owners and principals of children centres and a total of 44 completed the survey during the movement restriction order on March and April 2020. The results shown there were no significant result of preparedness among the types of early childhood centres followed with the years of operation, and the top positions preparation. Therefore, results were referred to means score and found among the centres, both get higher with (M:55.23), the centre which operate less than 5 years shows high means of preparedness (M=52.23) and owner seems more prepared with mean score (M=53.25). In other word, this pandemic is their first time experienced, thus results show not significant. However this will be their new experience to be well-prepared in all aspects such planning, student, infection policy and also communication so that they can manage well if a pandemic happen again.

Designing Model of Disaster Mitigation Education for the Stimulation of Early Childhood Self Help Skills

Yuliani Nurani; Niken Pratiwi; Masruroh Masruroh

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 5, Pages 1182-1187

There need to be another effort to reduce disaster risk through disaster mitigation measures in Early Childhood Education (ECE) institutions. Through disaster mitigation education, the school stimulates students to be able to prevent disasters and respond to emergency wherever and whenever. This research aims to design a model of disaster mitigation education in early childhood educational institutions. This research type is research and development (R&D). The main data obtained from this research comes from educators and parents in ECE institutions in the 2020-2021 school year. The result of material experts’ assessment on the products developed is that 80% of module and media developed are feasible used as a guide for early childhood disaster mitigation education. Limited teste conducted on teachers and children in small groups show that the module and media developed includes in 81.6% assessment category and it is highly feasible to be used in early childhood disaster mitigation education. The results of this research can be used as material to solve problems and donation of information relating to the Development of Disaster Mitigation Program for Early Childhood Education in the Institute of ECE.