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.
To contribute to nation-building by ensuring that all Filipino children aged 0 to 4 are provided with developmentally-appropriate experiences to address their holistic needs.
By 2030, the ECCD Council shall have fully implemented a comprehensive, integrative, and sustainable National System for Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) throughout the country.
"An act recognizing the age from zero (0) to eight (8) years as the first crucial stage of educational development and strengthening the early childhood care and development system, appropriating funds therefor and for other purposes"
Date Approved: March 26, 2013