LEGAZPI CITY, Feb. 3 (PIA) -- Some P3 million worth of assorted of teaching materials for day care workers, and learning materials and books for day care children are being distributed to different day care centers in Albay by the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO).
Yolanda Guanzon, provincial social welfare officer, said that the teaching materials will benefit a total of 715 day care workers serving 713 day care centers in the province.
“The provision of books, learning materials is part of the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) of the provincial government of Albay,” Guanzon said.
ECCD intends to help achieve the balanced development of the child’s physical, mental, language, and social attributes using these learning materials.
She said that the provincial government is allocating fund for the procurement of ECCD learning materials for both day care workers and children.
ECCD specifically aims to provide caregivers with age-appropriate materials for enhanced activities with children improve the quality of play in early learning centers and play groups, improve attendance of children to organize ECCD sessions, and encourage parents and day care workers to support and participate in early learning activities.
Aside from P3 million budget for these materials, the provincial government has an allocation of P5 million (annually) for the additional incentives of day care workers throughout the province.
“To date, there are 715 day care workers in the province befitting the additional P500 per month incentives,” Guanzon added.
However, the provincial social welfare office is still in the process of reviewing the qualifications of 42 remaining day care workers in order for them to receive the P500 additional incentive. (MAL/MDR, LGU Albay)