Southeast Asia Early Childhood Journal (SAECJ) [eISSN 2821-3149], previously known as the International Journal of Early Childhood Education and Care (IJECEC) [2012-2018]. SAECJ is published twice (2) a year in June and December beginning 2019, scholarly peer-reviewed publication, with an Editorial Board comprised of eminent scholars and is managed by the National Child Development Research Centre (NCDRC) of Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia) with the support of Pejabat Karang Mengarang UPSI (UPSI Press). SAECJ is a global voice for both research and practice concerning early childhood. This refereed journal extends across various social or cultural contexts and contributes to the international debate on holistic development for young children. This global voice for children explores a range of topics such as education and care, multicultural issues, indigenous early education, children’s learning, sustainable development, advocacy, and other issues involving early childhood for the world’s children. SAECJ accepts original Research Papers, Scientific Review Papers, and Short Communications (Letters) from scholars in Southeast Asia and other countries written in ENGLISH or MALAY. Every article will be peer-reviewed by double blind reviewers as well as independent Editor by SAECJ Editorial Members. SAECJ has no submission, processing and publication fees.