To: Bureau Directors
Chiefs of Services and Heads of Units
Presidents, State Colleges and Universities
Heads of Private Schools, Colleges and Universities
- Inclosed are the Standards for the Organization and Operation of Preschools (Kindergarten Level). Inclosure No. 1 discusses the rationale and objectives as well as the legal bases for the operation of preschools. The Standards come in three parts: Part I – The Curriculum, Part II – Staff Requirements and Part III – Physical Environment. Inclosure No. 2 discusses the General Competencies of Five and Six-Year Old Children.
- While preschool is not year a part of the educational ladder, the need for early childhood development has long been felt. The present standards for preschool education consider the child, the teacher and the school with the support of the family in maximizing the child’s potentials and his capacity for learning. The stimulating and meaningful experiences provided for in the different learning areas will help develop the child in all aspects that will make him a socially sensitive, independent, spiritual and rational individual. The teacher is therefore expected to come up with a class program suited to the needs of the children in that particular school.
- This Order supersedes MECS Order No. 8, s. 1986 “Standards for the Operation and Organization of Kindergarten School”. However, MEC Order No. 24, s. 1978 “Standards for the Operation of Nursery Classes” remains enforced.
- Immediate compliance with this Order is desired.
(SGD.) LOURDES R. QUISUMBING
Incl.: As stated
MEC Order: (No. 24, s. 1978)
MECS Order (No. 8, s. 1986)
Allotment: 1-2-3-4–(M.O. 1-87)
To be indicated in the Perpetual – Index under the following subjects:
RULES & REGULATIONS