Kalinga gets P2.3 M for child care development facility
CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga –The province received P2.3 million from the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Council for the construction of child care and development facility.
ECCD Council members John Miranda and Antonio Fernando Jr. turned over the check to finance the National Child Development Center (NCDC) project here for children aging zero to four years old to provincial government representatives last March 9.
The ECCD Council under Republic Act 10410 or the Early Years Act of 2013 is mandated to support government programs on health, nutrition, early education, and social services for children zero to four years old.
Under the law, community-based child development facilities are established in program areas as service centers, Miranda said.
The program covers introduction of best practices under the integrated ECCD program that are applicable and adopted in service areas.
Under the move to develop and professionalize ECCD service providers, program research and innovations are necessary.
The program also aims to enhance parenting skills and responsibilities for the growth and development of children.
The Early Learning Program and the Family Support Program has become a priority agenda of government in the development of children, Miranda said. – Larry Lopez