ECD Checklist and Teacher's Manual
Revised Philippine Early Childhood Development Checklist
Technical and Administration Manual
The Philippine Early Childhood Development (Phil. ECD) Checklist is designed
for service providers like teachers, rural health midwives, child development
and day care workers, parents/caregivers who can easily administer after a
brief training period. By using the checklist, they will be able to determine if a
child is developing adequately, or is at risk for developmental delays.
This Checklist is NOT intended to be used to 1) make a medical diagnosis;
2) determine a child’s intelligence quotient or IQ; or 3) gauge his academic
achievement. It is only the first of several steps in a comprehensive assessment
process that a child at risk is expected to go through so he can get the help he
needs as early as possible.
The Checklist consists of a Child’s Record, divided into two parts: Child’s
Record 1 for children aged 0 months to 3.0 years; Child Record 2 is for
children aged 3 years and 1 month to 5 years and 11 months. The items in
the Checklist are grouped into seven domains: 1) gross motor, 2) fine motor,
3) self-help, 4) receptive language, 5) expressive language, 6) cognitive, and
7) social-emotional. The Child Record 2 will be utilized for the kindergarten
learners of the Department of Education.
The choice of items was based on statistical validation while the test has been
normed based on a sample of 10,915 children from the NCR, III, VI, VII, VIII,
The Checklist is thus a product of careful refinement and validation. It is a
monitoring tool suited to the needs of the Filipino child.
We hope that this Checklist will serve as a valuable tool not only in monitoring
the Filipino child’s growth and development but also in ensuring that he or
she enjoys a care and nurturing environment, thus assuring him or her of a
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