CSF promotes good parenting

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To further promote good parenting, parent-teacher association (PTA) officers from different Daycare Centers in the City of San Fernando attend a Parents’ Committee Orientation on Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Programs on September 19 at the Heroes Hall.

City Social Welfare and Development Officer Iris Biliwang said the aim of this activity is to raise awareness on early learning programs among the children to help them prepare in formal schooling, strengthen the role of parents as the educators of their children, refresh last year’s accomplishments, and update the PTA Officers on recent ECCD plans and programs.

“Nandirito kayong lahat upang mas maragdagan pa ang inyong mga kaalaman sa pagtuturo ng values sa mga bata. Sa kanilang murang edad, napakahalaga na mayroong gumagabay sa kanila para sa paglaki nila, naiintindihan nila kung ano ang tama at mali,” Biliwang added.

During the orientation, ECCD Coordinator Avigail Palanca, discussed the principles and policies of child development and learning. She stressed that children’s development follows a definite pattern and predictable sequence.

“Hindi instant ang pagpapalaki ng bata, dinadaan lahat yan sa proseso. Ang bata kasi, hindi mo maiiwan ng nakaupo lamang sa loob ng limang minuto, kaya kailangan paunti-unti natin silang turuan ng mga tamang asal para mas lalo nilang maintindihan. Pero lagi nating isaalang-alang ang physical, cognitive, social and emotional aspect nila kasi dun nagsisimula ang pagbuo ng kanilang personalidad,” Palanca said.

For his part, Mayor Edwin “Edsa” Santiago said raising a child is one of the most challenging job. Thus, he lauded the parents for their efforts and sacrifices to raise a well-mannered Fernandino.

“Napakahalaga na ang mga magulang mismo ang humubog sa pagkatao ng kanilang mga anak. Habang bata pa sila turuan na natin sila ng mga values na dadalhin nila hanggang sa kanilang paglaki. Ang kanilang magagandang asal at gawain ay isang malaking kontribusyon sa pagkakaroon ng maunlad at mapayapang syudad,” Santiago added.