The Parents’ Education Classes aim to address the lack of knowledge and skills of parents in taking care of their children. Parents’ Classes are required to be implemented during the whole duration of the supplemental feeding program and may be done at least once a week. Topics include the following:
- Parenting with the following 3 subtopics:
- Parent as a Person
- Person as Parents with a Purpose
- Parent as God-centered and Resilient Parent
- Health and Nutrition Education
- Responsible Parenthood-Natural Family Planning and Values
Copy of reference modules could be provided to partners. As for the speakers, tapping of available resource speakers like doctors, nurses, teachers, catechists, and others are recommended.
Early Childhood Education (ECE) – for partners with children recipient ranging from 2 to 5 years old and who are not enrolled yet in a formal school setting
To maximize the time of the children while in the feeding site and to further help them in their development, the ECE was added to the program components in 2013. ECE is consists of unstructured fun learning activities for children ages 2 to 5 years old who are not attending school. Three learning areas are covered under the ECE module.
- Practical Life Skills and Values
- Reading Readiness
- Music and Arts
It is suggested that ECE be done at least 2 to 3 times a week before or after the actual feeding schedule. ECE module is also available for partners and facilitators’ guidance.