By: Rinia C. Dorado, Master Teacher 1
Crisanto Guysayko Memorial Elementary School
“Every K to 3 Learner is a good reader and numerate”
This is the goal of the Department of Education for every learner. This also is the reason why as early as Kindergarten they are introducing programs that will develop and strengthen the literacy and numeracy skills and attitudes of a learner which then will contribute to their lifelong learning.
The Early Language, Literacy and Numeracy Program focuses on capacitating the Kindergarten to Grade 3 teachers and instructional leaders on the basic knowledge and pedagogical skills in literacy and numeracy. Here, pupils undergo discussions and activities using different tools and strategies and afterwards assessments to identify learning gaps among primary learners in school.
Teachers on the other hand at this stage are encourage to ensure that they were speaking to children, modelling correct grammar and language. Which include provision of opportunities for children to maintain and develop their first languages.
And since teachers are arguably the most important variable in the learner’s educational environment. They should always seek self-improvement to be an eﬀective and efficient implementer of Early Language Literacy and Numeracy in the teaching-learning process. They must be familiar with the important elements of numeracy and literacy so that they can design and provide appropriate interventions, for their learners learning recovery.
School administrators, however, also must always monitor, and evaluate if these guidelines were utilized in the school. Likewise ,School administrators and teachers should work hand in hand to make this program efficient and effective.
To sum up, ELLN programs desired to achieved the following objectives: Strengthen teacher’s capability to teach and assess reading and numeracy skills effectively; Improve management and administration of the program; Establish a school-based mentoring/learning partnership program thru SLAC.
A conduct of a rapid assessment ELLN happened only last year, whose results serve as a preparation for the 2024 baseline assessment.