PSWDO staff attends the Training on NELC and ECCD Assessment Tool

Four PSWDO staff in the person of Ms. Paula S. Gallardo, RSW, Mrs. Sheila T. Arizobal, RSW, Mrs. Divina C. Malabanan, Ms. Haide V. Pangilinan, and Mr. Junie A. Bapor, Jr., RSW attended the Training on National Early Learning Curriculum (NELC) and ECCD Assessment Tool on November 3-4, 2022 at VCDU Convention Center, Villa Kananga, Butuan City. The training was hosted by the Department of Social Welfare, CARAGA, Region XIII.

The training started with the opening preliminaries followed by the welcome address of Mari-Flor A. Dollaga-Libang, Regional Director, DSWD Caraga. The Lecture and discussion on National Early Learning Curriculum (NELC) was expounded by Ma. Aquilisa M. Ongleo, SWO IV, DSWD Central Office Standards Bureau. To further emphasized the policies and guidelines about the ECCD Assessment Tool, Ms. Ailey Cathy D. De Lumen, PDO III, DSWD Central Office, Standards Bureau gave the lecture about the Administrative Order No. 15 series of 2011 other known as “Guidelines for the Accreditation of Day Care Centers and Day Care Workers”

The new ECCD assessment tool was also used to conduct the mock accreditation at the Villa Kananga Day Care Center. The simulation was designed to ensure that participants would be familiar with the tool's content and MOVs. The participants were requested to contribute their insights, along with any additional questions or clarifications, at the conclusion of the mock accreditation. While this was going on, Ms. Paula S. Gallardo, RSW, from PSWDO-SDS presented her experiences during her accreditation at CDC’s and CDW’s in the Province of Surigao del Sur.

The attendees of the aforementioned course will collaborate with the DSWD, Caraga in their respective provinces to evaluate and accredit Child Development Centers and Child Development Workers. As deputized accreditors, they will also get a certificate of proficiency from the ECCD council.