The National Child development Center, more commonly known as Bulilit Center; is the community-based flagship initiative of the Early Childhood Care Development Council (ECCDC), attached agency of DepED. It is the ground level venue of the implementation of ECCD activities, particularly the Early Learning Program and the Family Support Program strategies. The Bulilit Center aims to:
1.Introduce best practices of the integrated early childhood care and development services to 0-4 years old children in the community;
2.Serve as a laboratory for conducting research and innovations about ECCD that will promote the continuing education and/or professionalization of ECCD service providers;
3.Act as a resource center for the community to enhance parenting skills and capabilities.
Envisioned to enrich community engagement in early childhood education, the Bulilit Center also serves as a convergence point for community effort on the child development as well as a repository of related and relevant data and documents on best practices in the community on early childhood care and development.
The Bulilit Center is typically located inside a public elementary school campus or in a government property identified and recommended by the local government where it operates. It has a minimum area of 250 square meters and a floor area of not less than 120 square meters, of reinforced concrete structure.
It is a child friendly facility, with a welcoming and nurturing environment that attracts the interest of young children and develops in them the love for learning. # Adapted – www.deped.gov.ph