Transparency

”A pearl buried inside a tightly-shut shell is practically worthless. Government information is a pearl, meant to be shared with the public in order to maximize its inherent value.The Transparency Seal, depicted by a pearl shining out of an open shell, is a symbol of a policy shift towards openness in access to government information. On the one hand, it hopes to inspire Filipinos in the civil service to be more open to citizen engagement; on the other, to invite the Filipino citizenry to exercise their right to participate in governance.This initiative is envisioned as a step in the right direction towards solidifying the position of the Philippines as the Pearl of the Orient – a shining example for democratic virtue in the region.”

Mission, Vision and Mandate

Mission

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.

Vision

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.

Mandate

To implement the National Early Childhood Care and Development System of the Philippines by:

  • Promulgating policies and implementing guidelines for ECCD programs.
  • Establishing ECCD program standards that reflect developmentally appropriate practices for ECCD programs.
  • Developing a national system for the recruitment, registration, accreditation, continuing education and equivalency,and credential system of ECCD service providers, supervisors, and administrators to improve and professionalize the ECCD sector.
  • Upgrading quality standards of public and private ECCD programs
  • Developing a national system of awards and recognition to deserving ECCD programs implementers and service providers.
  • Promoting,encouraging, and coordinating the various ECCD programs of the Department of Education,the Department of Social Welfare and Development, the Department of Health, and the National Nutrition Council.
  • Monitoring the delivery of services to the ECCD program beneficiaries nationwide.
  • Evaluating and assessing the impact and outcome of various ECCD programs nationwide through an effective information system.
  • Developing a nationa lsystem for early identification, screening, and surveillance of young children from age zero (0) to four (4) years.
  • Developing various support mechanisms that maximize public and private resources for implementing ECCD programs – giving high priority to the needy and high risk children from poor communities.
  • Providing funds to poor and disadvantaged community’s for the establishment and expansion of public ECCD programs, improvement of physical facilities, and for hiring ECCD service providers.
  • Promoting and encouraging private sector initiatives for the establishment of ECCD programs.
  • Providing guidelines for the conduct of solicitations from local and international civic organizations, and request private foundations to supplement available resources.
  • Performing other functions as the ECCD Council may deem necessary.

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