Wednesday, June 15, 2016

DSWD trains 42 Masbate social workers on early childhood care, development
By Samuel Toledo

LEGAZPI CITY, June 14 (PNA) -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Monday trained 21 daycare workers and 21 municipal social worker development officers (MSWDOs) on early childhood care and development (ECCD) as mandated in the National Early Learning Framework of the Philippines the agency is implementing.

Amy Danao, Masbate’s provincial social welfare and development officer, said they conducted the roll-out training based on the provision of Section 2 of Republic Act 10410, or the Early Years Act of 2013.

The Act promotes the rights of children to survival, development, and special protection, with full recognition of the nature of children as well as provides developmentally appropriate practices to develop their needs.

Danao said the training was aimed at upgrading and updating the capabilities of service providers and their supervisors to comply with quality standards for various ECCD programs, and improving the quality standards of public and private ECCD programs though limited to registration and credential system for ECCD providers and facilities.

DSWD Bicol Regional Director Arnel Garcia said the ECCD is a very important responsibility not only of the government but also of parents, community leaders and service providers who are primarily responsible for the well-being and full development of the young.

“The most profound and critical years of brain development happens between the prenatal to first four to eight years of human life, thus, the need for close attention and early childhood care and development for children of this age,” Garcia added. (PNA) LAP/FGS/SMT/CBD/EDS