Investing in Early Childhood Care and Development is investing in the future
WHO WE ARE
The Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Council is a government agency mandated by Republic Act 10410, or the Early Years Act of 2013, to act as the primary agency supporting the government’s ECCD programs that covers health, nutrition, early education, and social services for children ages 0-4 years. It is responsible in developing policies and programs, providing technical assistance and support to ECCD service providers, and monitoring ECCD service benefits and outcomes.
The ECCD Council provides Human Resource Development (HRD) programs designed to capacitate service providers on recent developments and global views about early childhood care and development.
Early Childhood Education Program (ECEP)
ECEP is a specialized academic training course for ten selected Child Development Workers (CDWs) in NCDC sites where Day Care Centers have been converted, or are undergoing conversion, to Child Development Centers. The training is equivalent to eighteen (18) units in BS/MA in Early Childhood Education.
Leading and Managing an Integrated ECCD Program (LMIEP)
LMIEP is a training course for City/Municipal Social Development Officers who are responsible for the supervision of ECCD integrated services in the locality where an NCDC is established. The training is equivalent to twelve (12) academic units for the degree in MA in Educational Management or MA in Education Major in Early Childhood Education.
The ECCD Council Blog aims to increase the general awareness of the public around topics and themes related to early childhood care and development.