UTILIZATION OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF KINDERGARTEN LEARNERS UNDER THE NEW NORMAL
Keywords:development, information communication technology, kindergarten, learners, new normal, utilization
The study determined the utilization of Information Communication Technology in the Development of Kindergarten Learning during this new normal. As we are all experiencing this pandemic, it dramatically affects the educational system wherein face-to-face became forbidden and online classes became the alternative way to continue the learning process. There are five utilization of ICT focused in this study: Language arts, Numeracy, Science, Music and arts, and social skills. 1-4 Likert scale questionnaires were used to gather the data needed. A total of 80 respondents, 50 parents and 30 teachers were selected to answer the questionnaire in this descriptive type of research. Weighted mean, frequency count, percentage and Z-Test were among the tools utilized in analyzing the gathered data. The study found that utilization of ICT was very useful ranging 3.25-4.00. Correlational analysis showed that learners can develop their competencies or domain without the utilization of ICT. To improve the utilization of ICT during this pandemic it is important to strengthen the practices of teachers as well as the parents.