BAGUIO CITY, July 28 (PIA) - - The Department of Social Welfare and Development Cordillera Regional Office gathered child development workers in the region for a regional congress culminating National Day Care Workers’ Week.
More than 160 day care workers with at least two representatives from each municipality in the region and the provincial coordinators for child development in each of the six provinces of Cordillera attended the first Regional Congress for child development workers at Venus Parkview Hotel here from July 25 to 27.
Learning sessions included Childhood Obesity: The New Face of Malnutrition; Artificial Foods, Artificial Health; Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Assessment, and the Role of Child Development Worker as a Leader.
In recognition of the importance of CDWs as frontline service providers to children and in line with the observance of National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week, the Congress also included ECCD for children with disability and on how to help the parents and caregivers cope with children in such status. Program and policy updates that concern CDWs were also tackled.
DSWD Regional Director Janet Armas stressed the importance of CWDs as government partners in ensuring that children grow up as leaders and good citizens given that early childhood care and development determines the path or the future of a child. She challenged the participants to do their work with compassion and dedication.
Teach the children with the right values, knowledge, skills and attitude that will help them become good and responsible Filipino citizens, she enjoined.
The DSWD also gave loyalty award to CDWs with 20 years in service and above. (JDP/CCD with R. Garcia- PIA CAR/UC Intern)