TUGUEGARAO CITY, March 3 (PIA) -- The Department of Education (DepEd) Region 2 is set to provide kindergarten teaching modules to implement the K to 12 program for the coming school year 2012-2013.
The new law, Republic Act 10157 or the Kindergarten Education Law, was signed by President Benigno Aquino last Jan. 20, which mandates all public schools in the country to set up kindergarten, to strengthen and develop the skills of children aging 5 years old before entering Grade I.
Mrs. Norma Guillermo, elementary division head, said the module specifies the step-by-step approach in teaching the kindergarten in alphabet and numbers. It also contains the lessons on arts and musical exercises that will enhance the skills of the kids in preparation for grade school.
"Aside from the module, we will also provide educational materials, such toys, instructional materials and others that would help the children to build up their skills," Guillermo added.
After the graduating rites this March, the department is also set to conduct massive trainings for the newly hired teachers for kindergarten to ensure that the transition be smoothly done and to assure quality education of children.
Furthermore, Guillermo also said that permanent kindergarten teachers who will be hired will also receive the same compensation, benefits, and bonuses as that of regular elementary teachers receive.
Guillermo also assured the parents that the newly approved educational system will be smoothly implemented and that the DepEd is already prepared for it. (TCB/OTB-PIA 2)