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DepEd strengthens Preschool Teachers’ competencies

posted May 11, 2011, 7:37 PM by Desiree Tuazon

     Designed to equip preschool teachers with better understanding of the developmental characteristics of young learners, the Department of Education through the Bureau of Elementary Education (BEE) will conduct Summer Institute Program (SIP) for Preschool Teachers from May 2-27, 2011.

        DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro believes that the conduct of the program will provide preschool teachers quality preparations in meeting the standards required by the department (based on DepEd Order No. 57, s. 2007). “This summer training just shows that nothing can stop us in pursuing an institutionalized preschool program in our public schools,” added Luistro.

    He furthered that enhancing the competencies of pre-school teachers will have a great impact to the young learners. “We should ensure that teachers are ready for the challenge of making our young kids' first school experience enjoyable and giving them a positive experience that will motivate them to remain in school and complete their education.”

    The program is expected to make teachers competent in the use of developmentally appropriate methods and strategies to develop the child’s potential in their physical, social, emotional and cognitive areas.

        Also, SIP is aimed at developing skills by setting up the learning environment and establishing routines using positive guidance. It will likewise explain basic principles in planning developmentally appropriate practices and activities to preschool children.