Ade Dwi Utami, Ph.D is a lecturer in the early childhood department, Faculty of Education, Universitas Negeri Jakarta in Indonesia since 2010. Graduated from the Faculty of Education at Monash University, her doctoral research takes a cultural-historical perspective to investigate play-based learning practices for children’s development in Indonesia. She also researches in the areas of curriculum, assessment and teacher education. Besides working with undergraduate, postgraduate, and graduate research students in the university, she is involved in Indonesian Ministry of Education projects for developing early childhood education programs and works as an assessor in Early Childhood Education National Accreditation Board. She also created EduPlay, Early Childhood Learning and Research Centre to initiate movement in order to contribute in Early Childhood Education development in Indonesia.