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The following preschool materials were printed and delivered to the preschool teachers under the Program as well as to all the divisions with PTCA-organized preschool classes:

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Early Childhood care and Development CPC-V (UNICEF funded)

Monitoring of the Conduct of the Echo-orientation Seminar for Grade I Teachers

Orientation seminar of Grade I teachers was monitored in fifteen (15) school divisions in six (6) regions.  The general assessment of the orientation seminars monitored was “Satisfactory.”

 

Monitoring of Grade I Classes on the Use of the  Enhanced 8-week ECE Curriculum

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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.

One hundred eighty two (182) Grade I teachers in sixteen (16) school divisions in nine (9) regions were monitored.  Majority of them implemented the 8-week ECE curriculum as designed.  The few who did not follow the 8-week curriculum to the letter had advance lessons since their pupils had undergone preschool before entering Grade I.  However, they chose lessons/activities in the 8-week curriculum to enrich their lessons.

 

The project also provided albendazole tablets and iron syrup to Grade 1 pupils.  For 2004, there were 80.5% or 54,281 out of 67,432 pupils dewormed showing an increase of 7.7% from the 2003  performance.  Also noted was an   increase in the  accomplishment on the administration of iron syrup from 87.5% in 2003 to 96% in 2004.

Other Workshops and Trainings

The National level orientation sessions for ECE  Coordinators and capability training of 16 Bureau of Elementary Education (BEE) personnel on SPSS were conducted.

 

A workshop to revise the following materials were undertaken: ECDP Readiness and Evaluation test   materials;  Preschool Education Handbook for Teachers;  Readiness Skills Workbook based on the Basic  Education Curriculum; Indigenous  Materials; and the Development of ECD    Monitoring Tools for More Comprehensive Monitoring of Sub-component of the program.

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Didactic Materials painstakingly constructed and reproduced...

Tracking of Children Respondents to the Study on the School Readiness of Children in various Socio-Economic Environments

There were 2033 children-respondents to the Study on School Readiness of Children in Various Socio  Economic Environments.  1,193 of them were found in the  barangays while 840 were children in day care and      preschool.  Of the 1,193 children in the barangays, 1,063 were found to be “ready” and 130 were found “not ready.”  Of the 840 children who underwent daycare/preschool, 791 were found to be “ready” and 49 were “not ready.”

 

DepEd tried to track down the 2,033 children who were respondents to the said study.  However, due to various constraints only about 80% have been tracked so far.

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