Preschool Service Contracting Scheme
There were 950 preschool classes organized in the 5th and 6th class municipalities, urban poor and relocation centers nationwide.
Early Childhood Development (ECD) Project
A set of project evaluation tools composed of seven (7) questionnaires/survey forms were developed and finalized,
i.e. for Grade I teacher, Grade I pupil, parent, school administrator, ECD coordinator, Medical Officer, Supply Officer.
The Readiness Pre and Posttests were administered to sample Grade I pupils in 60 schools (20 central and 40 non-central
schools) in June and August respectively.
Sixteen (16) BEE personnel underwent the Statistical Product Service Solutions (SPSS) training.
A set of
monitoring instruments for pupil tracking has been developed.
Training on the 8-Week Curriculum
As of December 1, 2004, the DepEd has trained a total of 16,928 Grade 1 teachers
on the enhanced 8-Week ECD Curriculum. It has exceeded its targets by 10.06%.
The bulk of training activities was conducted from 1999 to 2000 in Region
VI, 1999 to 2002 in Region VII and 1999 to 2001 to Region XII.
Retraining of 11,228 or 73% of the 15,380 Grade 1 teachers was conducted from 2002 to 2003.
Of the 280,616 children who entered Grade 1 in school year (SY) 2003-2004, there were 168,356 or 60% children who had
prior experience in early childhood program such as day care, child minding and preschool.
Almost all (96.8%) of the Grade 1 entrants in SY 2002-2003 who attended the 8-week curriculum in Grade 1, are enrolled
in Grade 2.
Inclusion of the 8-Week ECE Curriculum
in Bachelor of Elementary Education Courses
The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has approved the inclusion of the 8-Week ECE Curriculum in its course offerings
for Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEEd) major in Preschool Education.