- Children who are five years old by June 1 of every calendar year shall be accepted in Kindergarten by both public and private schools
- This is in compliance with the Department of Education’s issuance of the ‘Amendment to DepEd Order No. 47, S. 2016’
- Learners who will turn five years old within SY 2018-2019 shall be accepted in Kindergarten, granted that they pass the Philippine ECD checklist
Children who are five years old by June 1 of every calendar year shall be accepted in Kindergarten by both public and private schools; following the Department of Education’s (DepEd) issuance of the “Amendment to DepEd Order No. 47, S. 2016″, otherwise known as the ‘Omnibus Policy on Kindergarten Education.’
The amendment, also known as DepEd Order No. 20, series 2018 (DO 20), was issued to emphasize that the application of the cut-off age applies to both public and private schools, and in exercise of its authority vested by Republic Act 10157 (An Act Institutionalizing the Kindergarten Education into the Basic Education System and Appropriating Funds Therefore) to regulate the organization, operation and/or implementation of the Kindergarten program for both public and private schools.
“We are issuing this amended enrollment procedure to address the concern of parents while ensuring that our Kindergarten learners are holistically prepared to face the expectations of the grade level,” Education Secretary Leonor Briones said.
The Kindergarten curriculum is designed to respond to the holistic developmental needs of five-year-old learners; along with socio-emotional, values, physical health, creative, mathematics, understanding of the physical and natural environment, language, literacy, and communication development.
In addition, the first quarter of the curriculum is structured to strengthen the learners’ preparation to meet the Kindergarten learning standards.
Meanwhile, learners who will turn five years old within SY 2018-2019 shall be accepted in Kindergarten granted that they pass the Philippine Early Childhood Development checklist.