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The Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Council is a government agency mandated by Republic Act 10410 or the Early Years Act of 2013, as the primary agency implementing the government’s National ECCD System. The National ECCD System refers to and covers the full range of health, nutrition, early education, and social services programs and services for children aged 0 to 4 years old.

The Council is responsible for (1) establishing national standards, (2) developing policies and programs, (3) providing technical assistance and support to ECCD service providers, and (4) monitoring ECCD service benefits and outcomes.

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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


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

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