The San Fernando City government will continue the construction of new child development centers despite the Covid-19 pandemic, an official said in a Sun Star Pampanga report.
The City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) said that, apart from adapting blended learning modalities for the Fernandino children, also pushes for the addition of new centers, which will help beneficiaries of the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) program..
“Ang konstruksyon ng mga bago nating centers ay under sa expansion and conversion programs natin,” Avigail Albes, officer-in-charge of the ECCD Program, was quoted in the report as saying.
“Ang pondong pinagkukuhanan natin sa mga ito ay parehong mula sa Special Education Fund kung saan, kada taon, ay inilalaan ng lokal na pamahalaan para makapagpatayo tayo ng mga bagong centers,” the Sun Star report added.
Started in 2015, the city government has since built 61 child development centers in several barangays, the most recent of which are two-story buildings in San Nicolas and Northville, Calulut.
Two new centers in Maimpis and Magliman are expected to be completed this year.