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DepEd Policies

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DO No. 12Guidelines on the Early Language, Literacy and
Numeracy Program: Professional Development Component
2015In line with one of the President’s Ten Point Basic Education Agenda which states that “every child should be a reader by Grade 1,” the Department of Education (DepEd) is strengthening its reading program through the implementation of the Early Language, Literacy, and Numeracy Program. It aims to improve reading and numeracy skills of Kinder to Grade 3 pupils, following K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum, and to establish a sustainable and cost-effective professional development system for teachers.DO No. 12DO No. 12
DO No. 13Policy Guidelines on the Implementation of Enhanced
Alternative Learning System 2.0
2019These guidelines aim to ensure that the implementation of enhanced ALS 2.0 by the central office, regional, and schools division offices, and other ALS program implementers and stakeholders is strategic and efficiently and effectively managed.DO No. 13DO No. 13
DO No. 14Guidelines on the Required Health Standards in
Basic Education Offices and Schools
2020This Policy facilitates the safe return of learners, teacher and personnel to schools/CLCs and offices, at the time and to the extent as will be allowed by the DOH, the IATF, or the President.DO No. 14DO No. 14
DO No. 18Policy Guidelines for the Provision of Learning Resources
in the Implementation of the Basic Education Learning
Continuity Plan
2020The policy establishes the guidelines that will enable DepEd to provide learning resources in the implementation of the Basic Education Leaning Continuity Plan (BE-LCP). It also establishes the guidelines on the release, utilization, and liquidation of support funds for the printing and delivery of self-learning modules and other learning resources.DO No. 18DO No. 18
DO No. 18Guidelines on the Utilization of the 2017 Every Child a reader Program Funds for the Early Language, Literacy and Numeracy Program: Professional Development Component2017The Program Aims to Develop the Filipino Children the Literacy and Numeracy Skills, Attitude, which will contribute the Lifelong Learning: With this, it is the goal of DepEd to improve the Literacy and Numeracy of the learners from kinder to grade 3 following the K to 12 Basic education Curriculum by establishing a Sustainable and coat effective professional development system for the Teachers.DO No. 18DO No. 18
DO No. 021Policy Guidelines on the K to 12 Basic Education Program2019The Policy provides a comprehensive explanation of the K to 12 Basic education Program and its components across all key stages. It also provides a clear framework for the monitoring and evaluation of the program.DO No. 021
DO No.30Preventive Drug Education Program Policy for Curriculum and Instruction2018The Department of Education (DepEd) issues the Preventive Drug Education Program Policy for Curriculum and Instruction in support of the National Drug Education Program as provided in Section 43, Article IV of Republic Act No. 9165, hereunder quoted as follows: Instruction on drug abuse prevention and control shall be integrated in the elementary, secondary and tertiary curricula of all public and private schools, whether general, technical, vocational or agro-industrial as well as in nonformal, informal and indigenous learning systems. Such instructions shall include: (1) Adverse effects of the abuse and misuse of dangerous drugs on the person, the family, the school and the community; (2) Preventive measures against drug abuse; (3) Health, socio-cultural, psychological, legal and economic dimensions and implications of the drug problem; (4) Steps to take when intervention on behalf of a drug dependent needed, as well as the services available for the treatment and rehabilitation of drug dependents; and (5) Misconceptions about the use of dangerous drugs such as, but not limited to, the importance and safety of dangerous drugs for medical and therapeutic use as well as the differentiation between medical patients and drug dependents in order to avoid confusion and accidental stigmatization in the consciousness of the students otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2001.DO No.30DO No.30
DO No.33Guidelines on the Utilization of the 2016 Every Child A Reader Program Funds for the Early Language, Literacy, and Numeracy Program: Professional Development Component2016• The purpose of the Program is to develop in Filipino children literacy and numeracy skills and attitudes that will contribute to lifelong learning.

• It is the goal of the DepEd to improve the literacy and numeracy skills of Kindergarten to Grade 3 learners following the K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum by establishing a sustainable and cost effective professional development system for teachers.
DO No.33DO No.33
DM No. 35Division Policy on Curriculum Teaching and Instructional Materials (IMs) Localization2019To this effect, the City Schools Division of Dasmariñas through the Curriculum Implementation Division (CID) Unit in cooperation with the Learning Resource Management Development System (LRMDS) will spearhead the crafting of localized instructional materials specifically for key stage 1 learners as first step towards localization.DM No. 35DM No. 35
DM No. 72Annual Celebration of the National Literacy Week2019The Department of Education (DepEd), in coordination with the Literacy Coordinating Council (LCC), announces the Annual Celebration of the National Literacy Week from September 2 to 8 of every year. This is pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 239, s. 1993 entitled, “Declaring the Period from September 2 to 8 of Every Year as Literacy Week”, and the UNESCO Proclamation in 1966 that September 8 be celebrated as International Literacy Day from 1966 onwards.DM No. 72DM No. 72