An official delegation from the Ministry of Education of the Islamic Republic of Iran, headed by Mayzam Najat Khan, Representative of the Ministry, visited the Early Childhood Education Department of the College of Education at SQU on Wednesday, 30 October 2019.
The aim of the visit was to learn about activities of the department in the areas of teaching, research and community service. By way of interacting with the faculty members led by, Dr. Laila Zaher Al Salmi, Head of the Department of Early Childhood Education, the Iranian delegation familiarized themselves with the educational outputs and research projects of the department in addition to the practical experience of the department in qualifying early childhood educators in Oman. The Department of Early Childhood Education at SQU has obtained academic accreditation from the US National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
The program included a workshop on the activities of the Child Care Center, which is part of the Early Childhood Education Department, a tour to the Centre in addition to discussing ways of cooperation between the two sides in areas of mutual interest.