UPV GDP Balay Balay Child Minding Centers conduct culminating programs
The UPV Gender and Development Program Balay Balay Child Minding Centers (BBCMC) in Iloilo City and Miagao campuses conducted their culminating activities on March 21 and 22, 2017 respectively. BBCMC Iloilo City campus held their activity with the theme “One Step Along the World I Go” at the UPV Auditorium while its Miagao counterpart conducted their activity with the theme “Every Child is Special” at the CFOS AV Hall, UPV Miagao Campus.
Ms. Augil Marie Robles, Instructor of Psychology at the Division of Social Sciences, CAS, UPV Miagao served as guest speaker in the BBCMC Iloilo City campus culminating activity. Ms. Robles’s inspirational message focused on the importance of “play” in the child’s development. On the other hand, Ms. Teresa Hortillo, Guidance Specialist at the UPV Office of Student Affairs gave a lecture about multiple intelligences at the BBCMC Miagao’s culminating activity.
The Balay Balay Child Minding Center is an extension project of the UPV Gender and Development Program that supported the implementation of Executive Order No. 340, mandating government institutions to respond to the needs of working parents by providing a place for socialization for 3-5 years old children while they are at work. To date, BBCMC has provided early childhood care and early formative education in a secure environment to more than 500 children from the city campus and 50 children in Miagao already. BBCMC started in 1999 at the Iloilo City campus while BBCMC in Miagao started in the last quarter of 2014.