BONTOC- Mountain Province State Polytechnic College, in partnership with Bontoc Local Government Unit- Department of Social Works and Development conducted capability building for Child Development Workers at Camp Lt. Geronimo F. Montes, this municipality.
Held from May 20-24, a total of 29 CDWs participated from the different Day Care centers of the municipality. A Memorandum of Agreement was signed by Bontoc Mayor Franklin C. Odsey with the college president’s representative Mr. Dexter Lingbanan for the formal opening of the project witnessed by Vice President for Research and Extension Dr. Annie Grail F. Ekid, Executive Dean for Bontoc Campus Dr. Christie Lynne C. Codod, and Ms. Fe K. Toyokan from the LGU-DSWD.
As disclosed by MPSPC Vice President for Research Development and Extension Dr. Annie Grail F. Ekid, the Teacher Education extension training program aims to improve and advance the skills and competencies of the CDWs in Bontoc to enable them in delivering more efficient and worthwhile outputs in fulfilling their roles.
“The College through its extension programs is trying to reconnect to the community. We hope that this will be the start where the College will be networking with our day care workers,” she added.
Bontoc Mayor Franklin D. Odsey underscored that the early child development is the basic foundation of education. He further said that values formation starts at a young age thus, the role of CDWs are very important.
Executive Dean for Bontoc Campus Dr. Christie Lynne C. Codod used the acronym L.E.A.R.N. to conclude the activity.
“L is for leadership as this activity has come to its realization by the initiatives and support of both the College and Bontoc- LGU. E is for effective and efficient speakers for imparting their knowledge, skills and talents. A stands for active participation on the part of the participants. R means ready to face a new year in molding our children. And N for network- extension, which is one of the programs of the College,” she explained.
Teacher Education faculty members of the College gave the lectures, workshops and activities including the topics on; Introduction of roles as Day care Workers, Creating Proles of Children and Designing Objectives, Understanding Children’s Development and Learning, Designing Curriculum and Dealing with Issues and Concerns in their field.