Strengthening Early Childhood Education (Universal Kindergarten)
Every Filipino child now has access to early childhood education through Universal Kindergarten. At 5 years old, children start schooling and are given the means to slowly adjust to formal education.
Research shows that children who underwent Kindergarten have better completion rates than those who did not. Children who complete a standards-based Kindergarten program are better prepared, for primary education. Education for children in the early years lays the foundation for lifelong learning and for the total development of a child. The early years of a human being, from 0 to 6 years, are the most critical period when the brain grows to at least 60-70 percent of adult size.
In Kindergarten, students learn the alphabet, numbers, shapes, and colors through games, songs, and dances, in their Mother Tongue.
Making the Curriculum Relevant to Learners (Contextualization and Enhancements)
Building Proficiency (Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education)
Ensuring Intergrated and Seamless Learning (Spiral Progression)
Gearing Up for the Future
Nurturing the Holistically Developed Filipino (College and Livelihood Readiness, 21st Century Skills)