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Jennica Garcia Slams DepED At Age Requirements For Kinder And Grade 1

Jennica Garcia Slams DepED At Age Requirements For Kinder And Grade 1

 

Jennica Garcia is the daughter of veteran actress Jean Garcia. She is married to actor Alwyn Uytingco since February 2014. They have an adorable daughter named Athena Mori.

Recently, Jennica expressed her sentiments and disapproves DepEd’s new order of lowering age requirements for Kindergarten and 1st Grader students. The Department of Education’s new policy states that children aged 6 years old by the start of academic year 2018-2019 are qualified to enter 1st Grade, while those who will enroll in Kindergarten requisites 5 years of age by the first day of June.
However, some learning institutions may allow an extension of the cut-off condition as long as the learner must be administered by the Philippine Early Childhood Development checklist.

Jennica posted a lengthy message in her Instagram account addressing the issue. Attached to the post are snips of the new policy and a photo of her 2-year-old daughter Mori. She explained why she firmly disagrees with the policy.

According to Jennica, five-year-old children should not be forced to wake up early and grasp responsibilities in school as a student. She added that it should be the stage where they enjoy childhood – playing with their peers and learning about their own individual skills.

Here’s Jennica’s full post: “PLEASE SWIPE LEFT: I am saddened by the new DepEd Policy (DepEd Order No. 20) I find the age requirement disheartening! Imagine, if you happen to have a 5 year old child, you already have a grade schooler? Kasagsagan ng kanilang paglalaro, ang malaman ang kakayahan ng kani-kanilang mga katawan, kung paano makibagay sa mga tao ano man ang kanilang edad, mapipilitan silang gumising ng maaga para maupo sa upuan ng matagal at humakaw ng lapis, papel at aklat. Sa kanilang pag uwi, kinakailangan maupo muli upang tutukan naman ng mga magulang at tulungan sa kanilang homeworks at masigurong hindi babagsak ang kanilang anak sa mga test. Kapag hindi nakinig at malikot sa paaralan, ADHD agad. Kailangan ng “assessment” o kaya naman proper discipline dahil ang behavior ay hindi normal. Ang mga batang ito ba talaga ang hindi normal? O ang hindi normal ay ang expectations ng mga nakatatanda at ng mga propesyonal na nakapalibot sa bata? Opo nandun na po ako, marami ang walang problema kung matuto ng maaga academically ang kanilang anak pero paano naman po sa mga kagaya ko na naniniwalang hindi dapat minamadali ang mga ganitong bagay-bagay?”

 

 

PLEASE SWIPE LEFT: I am saddened by the new DepEd Policy (DepEd Order No. 20) I find the age requirement disheartening! Imagine, if you happen to have a 5 year old child, you already have a grade schooler? Kasagsagan ng kanilang paglalaro, ang malaman ang kakayahan ng kani-kanilang mga katawan, kung paano makibagay sa mga tao ano man ang kanilang edad, mapipilitan silang gumising ng maaga para maupo sa upuan ng matagal at humakaw ng lapis, papel at aklat. Sa kanilang pag uwi, kinakailangan maupo muli upang tutukan naman ng mga magulang at tulungan sa kanilang homeworks at masigurong hindi babagsak ang kanilang anak sa mga test. Kapag hindi nakinig at malikot sa paaralan, ADHD agad. Kailangan ng “assessment” o kaya naman proper discipline dahil ang behavior ay hindi normal. Ang mga batang ito ba talaga ang hindi normal? O ang hindi normal ay ang expectations ng mga nakatatanda at ng mga propesyonal na nakapalibot sa bata? Opo nandun na po ako, marami ang walang problema kung matuto ng maaga academically ang kanilang anak pero paano naman po sa mga kagaya ko na naniniwalang hindi dapat minamadali ang mga ganitong bagay-bagay?

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