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Thursday, June 11, 2009

YES FOR REAL CHILDREN!


What do you know about ECCD?

Does this big advert of ECCD gives the people its meaning?

Or just been used by Traditional Politician of Occidental Mindoro?

This big advert is located at San Jose Town Plaza.


Picture source: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dwcsjom





REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8980 December 05, 2000

AN ACT PROMULGATING A COMPREHENSIVE POLICY AND A NATIONAL SYSTEM FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT (ECCD), PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines Congress assembled:

Section 1. Short Title. - This Act shall be known as the "ECCD Act,"

Section 2. Declaration of Policy. - It is hereby declared the policy of the State to promote the rights of children to survival, development and special protection with full recognition of the nature of childhood and its special needs; and to support parents in their roles as primary caregivers and as their children's first teachers. The State shall institutionalize a National System for Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) that is comprehensive, integrative and sustainable, that involves multi-sectoral and inter-agency collaboration at the national and local levels among government; among service providers, families and communities; and among the public and private sectors, nongovernment organizations, professional associations, and academic institutions, This System shall promote the inclusion of children with special needs and advocate respect for cultural diversity. It shall be anchored on complementary strategies for ECCD that include service delivery for children from conception to age six (6), educating parents and caregivers, encouraging the active involvement of parents and communities in ECCD programs, raising awareness about the importance of ECCD, and promoting community development efforts that improve the quality of life for young children and families,

Section 3. Objectives. - The objectives of the National ECCD System are:

(a) To achieve improved infant and child survival rates by ensuring that adequates health and nutrition programs are accessible to young children and their mothers from the pre-natal period throughout the early childhood years;

(b) To enhance the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, psychological, spiritual and language development of young children;

(c) To enhance the role of parents and other caregivers as the primary caregivers and educators of their children from birth onwards;

(d) To facilitate a smooth transition from care and education provided at home to community or school-based setting and to primary school;

(e) To enhance the capabilities of service providers and their supervisors to comply with quality standards for various ECCD programs;

(f) To enhance and sustain the efforts of communities to promote ECCD programs and ensure that special support is provided for poor and disadvantaged communities;

(g) To ensure that young children are adequately prepared for the formal learning system and that both public and private schools are responsive to the developmental needs of these children;

(h) To establish an efficient system for early identification, prevention, referral and intervention for developmental disorders and disabilities in early childhood; and

(i) To improve the quality standards of public and private ECCD programs through, but not limited to, a registration and credential system for ECCD service providers.


ECCD act source: http://www.lawphil.net/statutes/repacts/ra2000/ra_8980_2000.html