08 April 2013
The earlier a child learns effective hygiene habits such as handwashing and toothbrushing, the greater the chances that the child grows up healthy and protected from diseases such as diarrhea, intestinal worms, dental caries, and respiratory infections.
This was emphasized during the two-day Seminar-Workshop on Early Learning and Integration of WASH in Day Care Program attended by Mankayan daycare workers. The enhancement training workshop held first week of March in Baguio City was spearheaded by the Early Childhood Care & Development Council in partnership with the local government of Mankayan.
UNICEF Philippines WASH specialist Jon Villasenor led the discussion on water and sanitation in school while Fit for School–PH Coordinator Jun Figueroa shared how DepEd's Essential Health Care Program can be easily adapted in the day care setting.