The meeting presented guidelines for promoting the development of early childhood in Thailand

On April 2, 2024, a meeting was convened at Meeting Room 1, 3rd Floor, Ubon Ratchathani Provincial Public Health Office, TPAK, led by Asst. Prof. Dr. Dyah Anantalia Widyastari, Head of the Academic Network Development Group; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Piyawat Katewongsa, Director of the Thailand Physical Activity Knowledge Development Center (TPAK); Mr. Panya Chulert, Head of the Research and Development Group; and Mr. Danusorn Potharin, Head of the Base Development Group Data and Forecasts, along with the TPAK Center Research Group. The purpose of the meeting was to explain the operational guidelines for a project aimed at studying the situation, levels, and patterns of movement to promote early childhood development in Thailand. Representatives from the local government organization of Ubon Ratchathani Province, including Ubon Ratchathani Provincial Public Health Office and network partners, attended the meeting. This initiative continues the memorandum of understanding on pilot cooperation in Ubon Ratchathani Province, aiming to establish a prototype space for promoting the development of Thai early childhood children through physical activities.

The meeting aimed to clarify the work goals and benefits associated with early childhood development studies in Thailand. Dr. Teeraphong Kaewphamon, Public Health Doctor of Ubon Ratchathani Province, and Mr. Samsiang Simmawan, a local resident of Ubon Ratchathani Province, provided operational guidelines to nine pilot local government organizations in Ubon Ratchathani Province, including Chaeramae Municipality, Det Udom Municipality, Kham Yai Subdistrict Municipality, Bua Ngam Subdistrict Municipality, Kut Prathaya Subdistrict Municipality, Khan Rai Subdistrict Administrative Organization, Muang Yai Subdistrict Service Organization, Yang Yai Subdistrict Administrative Organization, and Dome Pradit Subdistrict Service Organization. Representatives from network partners, totaling more than 51 individuals, attended the meeting to coordinate efforts and push for the creation of a prototype area to promote correct and appropriate development through physical activities.

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