More than 50 child development workers, barangay nutrition scholars, and parents participated a three-day virtual Early Child Development training conducted by Knowledge Channel Foundation (KFCI) last March 24 to 26, 2021. The said training was an initiative of KCFI in partnership with the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Council, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and was funded by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
The three-day training focused on the common issues identified during the early developmental stages of children such as Nutrition, Health, and Child Safety. The training also tackled strategies on handling Child Development Concerns and the Growth Mindset which were all 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,”shared KCFI President Rina Lopez during the opening day of the training.
Aside from the training, the municipality will be receiving 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.
The opening program, held last March 24, was attended by Kapalong Municipal Mayor Hon. Maria Theresa Timbol, Knowledge Channel President and Executive Director Ms. Rina Lopez, Knowledge Channel Operations Director Mr. Edric Calma, Jollibee Group Foundation representative Ms. LA Cruzat, and representatives from the Provincial government of Davao del Norte and DSWD.
About Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc.
Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc (KCFI) is a non-government, not-for-profit organization that works to help uplift the life of the Filipino through media and technology. Specifically, it develops and distributes curriculum-based multimedia learning resources (such as videos, games, session guides, etc.) for preschool, K-to-12, and the Alternative Learning System, online, on-demand, and on-air via the Knowledge Channel shown in the various platforms all over the Philippines. It also implements professional development programs for teachers and education leaders.
Since 1999, KCFI has been transforming classroom experiences into unique and engaging learning journeys.