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Association for the Development of Early Childhood Education in Turkey (Türkiye Okul Öncesi Eğitimini Geliştirme Derneği)

Association for the Development of Early Childhood Education in Turkey is a non-governmental organization founded in 10 February 1967 in order to develop preschool education in Turkey, help to educate people and make them beneficial to Turkish society and to humanity, revealing the needs of preschool children and making research for the sake of children.

Association for the Development of Early Childhood Education is a non-governmental organization founded in 10 February 1967. It has been one of the “Associations working for public welfare” with the dated 09.05.1970 and numbered 7/663 decision of Council of Ministers. This decision is published at official gazette in the date of 16.06.1970 and the number of 13250.

Association broke new ground in the field of preschool education by publishing “Preschool Education” journal. That journal published twice in a year between the years of 1968-1994 as total 47 volume.

Association for the Development of Early Childhood Education is working as Turkey National Committee of Early Childhood Education World Organization (Organisation Mondiale Pour L’Education Préscolaire – OMEP) from 11 September 1972.

Aim of Association for the Development of Early Childhood Education in Turkey (Derneğin Amaçları)

The aim of the association has been defined in the 2nd paragraph of regulations of the association. Based on these;

Paragraph 2:

Association for the Development of Early Childhood Education in Turkey is a non-governmental organization founded in 10 February 1967 in order to develop preschool education in Turkey, help to educate people and make them beneficial to Turkish society and to humanity, revealing the needs of preschool children and making research for the sake of children.

Association works to reach that aim by doing the things stated in the below:

a) Supports research concerning preschool children,

b) Makes collaboration with science councils, relevant ministries and voluntary associations to guide research concerning preschool education,

c) Encourage parent education concerning child development and child education,

d) Helps to build libraries and playgrounds that children can benefited from in Turkey,

e) Supports to educate people who serves in the preschool education foundations and to expand professional development of these people,

f) Organize regional and international conferences,

g) Makes collaboration with relevant world organizations and national foundations like “Organisation Mondiale Pour L’education Prescolaire (OMEP)” ,

h) Organizes cultural activities like conferences, exhibitions to serve the main goal of the association and make cooperation with mass media,

i) Promotes opening public and private preschools and encourages people who are interested in preschool education to give qualified education. The association does not have any involvement with politics.