Spearheaded by KCFI in partnership with ECCD and DSWD, the DFAT-funded training targeted parents and care providersMore than 50 child development workers, barangay nutrition scholars and parents from Kapalong, Davao del Norte participated in a virtual early child development training conducted by Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. (KCFI) on March 24-26.
The training, an initiative of KCFI in partnership with the Early Childhood Care and Development Council (ECCD) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), was funded by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The training focused on common issues during the child’s early developmental stages, such as nutrition, health and child safety. Additionally, it tackled strategies to handle child development concerns and the growth mindset in accordance with the ECCD framework.
“These are the most crucial years when our children develop and form brain connections; brain connections that enable them to solve problems, communicate, move and do even more complex things. Kung may sapat na atensyon at alaga silang natanggap pagdating nila ng limang taong gulang, mas magiging malusog sila at matagumpay sa buhay,” said KCFI president Rina Lopez during the opening day of the training.
Also present at the opening program were KCFI operations director Edric Calma, Jollibee Group Foundation’s LA Cruzat, Kapalong Mayor Maria Theresa Timbol and representatives from the provincial government of Davao del Norte and the DSWD.
Aside from the training, the municipality will receive video lessons for parents and care providers, printed copies of Knowledge Channel’s Learning Resources Package (LRP), Knowledge TVs and external hard drives containing training videos and digital LRP copies. (Story/Photos by: Francis Monato)