TUBOD, Lanao del Norte – To continuously promote the rights of children to survival, development, and special protection, the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) conducted an orientation on Republic Act (RA) 10410, otherwise known as the Early Years Act of 2013, and the guidelines for the granting of recognition to child development workers and child development centers using the new assessment tool on August 25, 2022, at the Macapagal Training Center.
 
RA 10410 is 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 as well as the need to provide developmentally appropriate experiences to address their needs; and to support parents in their roles as primary caregivers and as their children’s first teachers. Further, the State hereby recognizes the age from zero (0) to eight ( 8 ) years as the first crucial stage of educational development of which the age from zero (0) to four (4) years shall be the responsibility of the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Council.
 
This initiative of the PSWDO is a way of capacitating daycare workers in this province with ample knowledge of the ECCD as the key to a successful Child Development Center.
 
The speaker of the said orientation was Potrijallila Taha, Project Development Officer III and OIC-Standards Section of the DSWD X.
 
“This act and guidelines involve multisectoral and inter-agency collaboration at the national and local levels among government, service providers, academic institutions, and most of all, families and communities,” Taha said. PIO-LDN