Making the Most of the Opportunity to Engage

April 12, 2023 – Welcoming traditional Thai New Year activity, arranged by teachers, parents and DNPF team at U-Lok ECD center, Lamduan district.

April 24, 2023 – Coaching teachers at Ban Sa ECD center, Prasat district on learning activities:
1. Movement and rhythm
2. Educational games
3. Science for early years
4. Creative arts

April 4, 2023 – Coaching teachers at Srisuk ECD center, Samrongtab.

April 5, 2023 – Activities between parents and teachers and DNPF team during Songkran festival.

April 11, 2023 – Monitoring of Children’s skills development by DNPF team, teachers, and parents at Sri Narong ECD center, Sri Narong district.

March 21, 2023 – Coaching teachers at Wat Sengsawang Rajbamrung ECD center, Buachet district, Surin

March 22, 2023 – Participation of parents in the monitoring of children’s skills development in Ban Charang district, Surin

March 27, 2023 – Coaching teachers at Nonnarai ECD center, Nonnarai district, Surin

March 15, 2023 – Khun Duangjai Kruekrongsuk and Khun Supawan Cotter resource persons from NIST facilitating the session on “teaching science for early years”.

March 16, 2023 – Ajarn Suradej Potikul and team demonstrating steps to performing CPR to the participants of the bi-annual teacher training workshop.

March 17, 2023 – Closing ceremony of the bi-annual teacher training workshop on “Teacher’s Competence and Life Skills for the Survival of Children in a VUCA Era”.

March 2-3, 2023 – Parents participating in the monitoring of children’s skills development at Ban Sa ECD center, Prasat district, Surin.

March 13, 2023 – Mrs. Gayle E. Holmes and Mrs. Papitchaya Simpson facilitating the team building session during the bi-annual teacher training workshop, held at SRRU.

March 14, 2023 – Ajarn Krongthong Bounprakong, one of the resource persons of the bi-annual teacher training workshop, facilitating the session on “Teacher’s Competence and Life Skills for the Survival of Children in a VUCA Era”.

July 21, 2022 – Meeting to plan for the designing of classroom setting of Ban Pho Kong ECD center and Ban Sa kindergarten, Prasat district.

July 12, 2022 – Meeting to plan for the improvement of Ban Chan Pen ECD center, Kewasinrin district.

July 11, 2022 – Visiting Saeng Sawang Ratbamrung, Bua Khet district ECD center to collect preliminary information.

July 7, 2022 – Coaching teachers at Ban Panom Din, Panom Dong Rak district, on lesson planning for the year, recording and assessing the children’s skills, and facilitating activities to support EF skills.

July 4-5, 2022 – Designing of classroom setting at Noan Narai ECD center, Noan Narai district.

July 2-3, 2022 – Online teacher training at Surindra Rajabhat University.

June 24, 2022 – Visiting Ban Sa ECD center, Kantruat Ramuan municipality and Ban Nong Prue ECD center in Tanee, Prast district.

June 23, 2022 – Monitoring visit to Ban Muang Kae ECD center and Ban Muang Kae School.

June 22, 2022 – DNPF Management Committee joined in the meeting hosted by Surin Provincial Office for Local Administration on development of ECD model centers in Surin.

June 21, 2022 – Visiting Ban Panomdin ECD center, Panom Dong Ruk district to observe the daily routine activities.  

June 17, 202 – Coaching of the teachers at Ban Chom Pra ECD center on problem-solving and how to run their daily routine. 

June 15, 2022 – Designing of classroom setting for Ban Panomdin ECD center in Panom Dongruk district.

June 14, 2022 – Coaching of teachers at Wat Nikomket ECD center. DNPF team worked with the teachers on the daily routine to enhance experiential learning.  

June 13, 2022 – Coaching of teachers on the implementation of daily activities at Ban Sra and Ban Khok Charoen ECD centers   

May 26-27, 2022 – Creating learning corners for Ban Chan ECD center in Sangkha district.

Designing of environment and classroom setting

May 25, 2022 – Designing of classroom setting at Ban Jarn ECD center, Sangkha.

Information sharing session with parents

May 12, 2022 – Information sharing session with parents at Ban Jompra ECD center, Jompra.

Designing classroom

April 28-29, 2022 – Designing of environment and classroom setting at Ban Nongkrathung ECD center, Rattanaburi.

ECD forum

17 March 2022 – DNPF team participated in the ECD forum in Surin.

Information sharing session

2 March 2022 -Sharing of experience and lessons learned in promoting EF skills by DNPF team during the EF Thailand Partnership meeting.


22 February 2022 – ECD sub-committee meeting to improve the quality of early childhood development in Surin.

Developing model center

February 4, 2022 – Development of model center at Ban Nongkrathung, Ratanaburi, Surin.

Developing model center

January 24-25, 2022 – Development of model center at Ban Yang-sritawan, Srikoraphum.


January 14, 2022 – Coaching of Nong Sanit ECD center, Jompra disctrict as part of the process of development of model ECD centers.

Development of model ECD center

January 4-7, 2022 – Development of model ECD center, Ban Sa, Kantruat-pramuan, Prasat district.

Field visits

December 21, 2021 – Development of model ECD centers in Ban Sa Kantruat-pramuan, Prasat district and Ban Nong Kratung, Ratanaburi district.

Information sharing session

December 16, 2021 – Information sharing session with 50 teachers on “High Scope” and Brain -based Learning.

Visiting Ban Trabaak ECD center

November 10, 2021 – Visiting Ban Trabaak ECD centers by DNPF team, SRRU team and representative from the provincial office of local administration.

Meeting with the Governor of Surin

November 8, 2021 – DNPF team, representatives from four ministries i.e MOES, MOPH, MOI and MSDHS met with the Governor of Surin. Mr. Ian Porter, Chair of DNPF, thanked everyone involved in scaling up of model centers to improve the quality of ECD centers in Surin.

Welcoming Mechai Pattana Foundation team

November 4, 2021 – Welcoming Mechai Pattana Foundation team for supporting water filter and small rice milling machines. A meeting was also held to discuss further cooperation in school farming and planting.

Study visit

October 27, 2021 – Study visit by Nadee ECD center to SRRU demonstration school.

Monitoring of ECD competency

October 18-19, 2021 – The DNPF team continued with data collection and monitoring of children’s skills according to the domains and indicators at Nong Sanit ECD center with the teachers. The results of the monitoring and observation of children’s skills were further discussed in the afternoon. Teachers were also assigned to work further with children individually on some indicators.The teachers seemed to be more comfortable with the process.

Teacher Training workshop

October 11-12, 2021 – DNPF organized a training session on the role of the teachers in educating parents about executive functions in ECD. The training workshop is a collaboration of DNPF, SRRU and DLA with 207 teachers, participating online.

Welcoming the Deputy Mayor of Muang district in Surin and team

October 7, 2021  – The deputy mayor of Muang district in Surin and team visited SRRU demonstration school. Teachers introduced the classroom activities that support early childhood competency and executive functions. Q & A session was also held at the end of the visit to give teachers opportunity to share their experiences between teachers, school management, DNPF team and members of the Faculty of Education, SRRU.

The miracle of reading for early childhood

October 5, 2021 – DNPF joined a zoom webinar about building reading skills during in early childhood in the digital age. This has enhanced the capacity of the team in experiencing the miracle of reading.

Upgrading of teaching and learning materials

October 1, 2021 – DNPF has been helping teachers in upgrading of teaching and learning material as well as the surrounding of center. Coaching of teachers of SRRU demonstration to prepare for a study visit from Surin Municipality ECD center. Trained the teachers in their classroom introduction of activities.

Meeting with Surin provincial officer of the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDSH)

September 20, 2021  Presented the ECD strategic plan to the Surin provincial officer of MSDHS about training teachers in supported private schools. She asked DNPF for support in permission to send teachers from 11 private schools to attend the Foundation’s training on October 11-12.

Strategic plan

September 14, 2021 – Prepared a strategic plan for developing the competency for early childhood teachers in Surin Province with SRRU. The plan followed the framework of the national development plan of the Ministry of Education. The draft will help the Foundation have a clearer road map to achieve long-term goals in the future.

Coaching and training of trainers

September 3-8, 2021 – DNPF arranged a session in training of trainers online for ECD teachers on “The Role of Teachers in parenting education.

Review meeting of Covid-19 safety measures

August 27, 2021  Surin ECD sub-committee had a meeting to review the Covid-19 safety measures at the Surin Provincial Government Center and discussed DNPF’s workshop on the Excutive Function (EF).

Third coaching session

August 20, 2021 – Reviewing the benefits and limitations in creating video clips so that teachers can share with parents on how to produce simple video clips.

Second coaching session

August 18-19, 2021 – A total of 51 teachers participated in the second coaching session and presented their projects and activities. ECD teachers are from the following centers: 1) 11 teachers from Nong Sanit 2) 9 teachers from Tanee 3) 10 teachers from Salakdai 4) 9 teachers from SRRU demonstration school 5)7 teachers from Nadee and 6) 5 teachers from Kok Klang).

A series of coaching sessions prior to the annual teacher training

August 9-10, 2021 – DNPF facilitated the 1st coaching session to teachers of Tanee, Nong Sanit, Salakdai and Donraed ECD centers. The foundation presented the impact of Covid-19 on children and the responsibilities for parents to provide children learning activities. Q & A session was also held to provide teachers to give reflections and ask questions.

Tik Tok video creation

August 6, 2021 – DNPF team attended the TikTok video creation training through Zoom. The training involved tips and tricks on how to create interesting content and attract viewers. It provided new knowledge that can be taught to teachers so that they can create TikTok videos to show parents how adorable children are in the classroom.

Learning package for parents to do activities with their children

August 4, 2021  Creating learning activities for the knowledge sharing program with parents. DNPF team and SRRU reviewed 60 activities designed by SRRU pre-service and DNPF team and selected some as examples for the coaching program.

Virtual Meeting

July 20, 2021 – DNPF team visited the ECD center and school at Kantuad-
ramaul Subdistrict Municipality.

Visit ECD Center

July 8, 2021 – DNPF team visited the ECD center and school at Kantuad-ramaul Subdistrict Municipality.

Document Review

July 7, 2021  Reviewing of lesson plan for the SRRU demonstration school.
Finalizing of the article about the impact of Covid in ECD.

Coaching and Monitoring

June 24-25, 2021  Coaching and monitoring of SRU demonstration school to check with teachers whether there are any issues/challenges face during the two weeks of the school opening.

Ready To Open

June 9-11, 2021 – DNPF team met with the school management to make sure that all parties are ready for the school opening on 14 June.

Meeting The SRU Teachers

May 27-28, 2021 – Meeting with teachers from SRU demonstration school to discuss skills/techniques in designing classroom setting and activities corners to enhance children cognitive skill.

Consultation Meeting

April 30, 2021 –  Consultation meeting with the school management, teachers and pre-service teachers on classroom setting and activities corners.

Strengthening The SRU

April 23, 2021 – Meeting with teachers from the SRU demonstration school.  The meeting is part of the DNPF’s support in strengthening SRU Demonstration ECD center. The teachers reflected their thoughts in different areas such as working with peers and self-reflection.

Meeting at Ban Tra Bak School

April 8, 2021 – Meeting with Meechai school at Ban Tra Bak School with members of Salakdai SAO, Ban Tra Bak School principal, teachers and students in 4-6 grade, education committee and health volunteers, a total of 120 persons.

Preparation Meeting

April 3, 2021 – Preparation meeting for the bi-annual teachers training with 10 ECD teachers and SRU professors.

Knowledge Sharing Session

March 24, 2021 – Knowledge sharing session with teachers and parents of Wat Chai Prakhom ECD center. Topics included the national ECD standards and development of children skills as well as how to organize play and learning activities at home.

Khok Klang ECD Center

March 19-21, 2021 – Helping to improve the environment settings of Khok Klang ECD center in Burirum. Distributing responsibilities between the teachers for a smooth transition in facilitating the daily activities.

School Partnership Project

March 8, 2021 – Meeting with Khun Meechai Veravaidya’s team on School Partnership project, Slakdai sub-district.  The aim is to improve the quality of education through; school-based management, capacity of building of teachers and learners.

Montessori ECD Center

March 5, 2021 – Visiting the Montessori ECD center in Roi-Et with DNPF team members and SRU students.

Baan Rasai Songchan ECD Center

March 3, 2021 – Coaching at Baan Rasai Songchan ECD center, Nadee
Focusing on designing of daily activities!
“Encouraging children to present their work and ideas as well as welcoming questions from their friends”!

Learning By Doing

February 15-18, 2021 – Coaching of rooms 1 and 2 of Ban Krathom Phrong ECD center in Nadi SAO.

Coaching teachers in room 1 on how to give children opportunities to learn on their own.

Meeting with Provincial Officer

February 8, 2021 – Meeting with Provincial Officer to update DNPF’s upcoming activities including the preparation for the bi-annual teacher training.

Ban Nong Prue ECD Center

February 3-4, 2021 – Coaching of Ban Nong Prue ECD center, room 1 and 2, in Tani SAO. The center are progressing in many areas and the children are learning to help themselves.

Parenting Education

January 25-26, 2021  Information sharing session with 40 parents from Bam Kam ECD center, Bukrang SAO by DNPF and SRU.

Decoration & Improvement

January 7-8, 2021 – Designing and expanding learning space at Wat Nikhomkhet ECD center, classroom no. 1

Visit Thambon Tani

January 5, 2021 -Visiting 3 ECD centers in Tani SAO and conducted a meeting with Tani SAO committee.

Activities Plan for 2021

December 25, 2020 – Consultation session with DNPF team on activities plan for 2021

  • coaching and mentoring plan by NIST: buddy system
  • support Kok Klang ECD center in Buriram
  • training for community leaders in Salakdai and Donraed

Study visit to Mechai Bamboo School

December 18, 2020 – DNPF team, SRU, Rajabhat Buriram and Kok Klang SAO visited Mechai Bamboo School, Kok Klang, Lamplaimas, Buriram

Expanding Learning Space

December 15, 2020 – Designing and expanding the learning space of classroom no. 1, by adding learning corners i.e. educational games, creative arts, music and science etc.

Meeting at the DLA Office

December 3, 2020 – DNPF team met with the Director-General of the Department of Local Administration (DLA) and team, to update DLA on the result of the implementation of national guideline to monitor children competencies and to discuss the possibilities of holding a national forum on ECD.

Creating Wood Playground

November  17-18, 2020 – Creating a safe and supporting learning environment in Baan Krathomprong with the support from Nadee community.

Adding Creativity Corners

November 3, 2020 – Creating creativity corners for Nong Sanit Early Childhood Education Center.

Training on Active Learning

October 26-30, 2020 – “Building the competency of the children through Active Learning activities in their daily routine” training program for 85 participants by DNPF team, SRU,  Salakdai and Donraed SAO.

Launching Training Series

October 26, 2020 – The Director General of the Department of Local Administration opened the Training on the Design of Capacity Development for Early Childhood based on the daily activities and Active Learning Method held 26-30 October 2020 at SRU.

Volunteer Opportunity

Feb. 4, 2020 – Surin Rajabhat students led by Ajahn Piyanun and Ajarn Pongnapa join the Early Childhood Development Volunteer Activity at the Child Development Center, Chaiyaprakom Temple, Salakdai Subdistrict, encouraging teachers. And activities are encouraged to educate parents in the early childhood development. There were many parents participating in this event as well.