Legal Bases

  • Republic Act 10410, The Early Years Act (EYA) of 2013

"An act recognizing the age from zero (0) to eight (8) years as the first crucial stage of educational development and strengthening the early childhood care and development system, appropriating funds therefor and for other purposes"

Date Approved: March 26, 2013


  • Executive Order No. 778

"Transforming the Council for the Welfare of Children into the Early Childhood Care and Development Council"

Date Issued: January 13, 2009


  • Executive Order No. 806

"Affirming the Roles of the ECCD Council and the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC)"

Date Issued: June 8, 2009


  • Republic Act 8980

"An Act Promulgating a Comprehensive Policy and National System for Early Childhood Care & Development (ECCD)"

Date Approved: December 5, 2000