DILG Regional News
RPs 1st child development center to rise in TagumJuly 19, 2012
CITY OF TAGUM, DAVAO DEL NORTE - The country’s first-ever child development center will soon rise at the Rizal Elementary School II this city, as officials from the city government and the Department of Education recently led the groundbreaking ceremony for the said project.
Mayor Rey T. Uy said the center shall serve as the venue where children shall be honed in the early stage of acquiring education and shall be fully-equipped with learning materials worth half-a-million pesos.
The child development center shall also have a space for parents who play an important role in child development will be taught proper parenting, said Uy.
“This is the right start towards equipping this city’s children with the best foundation for education,” he said.
The Tagum city mayor personally received the P2.2-million check which shall be used for the construction of the 100-square meter building from Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Council Sec. Teresita G. Inciong and ECCD Consultant Mr. Johnson Borja See, the lead financing office of the said undertaking.
On the other hand, Inciong said that by putting up the said center in the city, Tagum will be become a “model city” in terms of early childhood care and development, citing the extensive and effective programs jointly initiated both by the local government and DepEdTagum.
To ensure the successful operationalization of the center, she said the ECCD shall send a teacher to Manila to gain proper training on ECCD.
Also present during the ceremony were Vice Mayor Allan L. Rellon, City Councilors De Carlo “Oyo” Uy, Mylene Baura and Francisco Remitar, DepEd Schools Division Superintendent Nenita E. Lumaad, Tagum’s ECCD Supervisor Mrs. Mayumi Pinzon, Rizal Elementary School II Principal Mrs. Erlinda Quinto and her teaching staff.
- City Information Office, Tagum -