Mabalacat City has been relentless in its pursuit of quality pre-school education and  provision of Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Programs and Services. Since  2014, continuous innovations were undertaken to ensure that various elements of the ECCD  system are given priority and are backed with policies parallel to the programs and services  it implements.  

The ECCD program of the City Government of Mabalacat has had several transitions  that catapulted it into become a program recognized in the national level being award the  Panata Ko sa Bayan Award for Model LGU Implementing Day Care Service and Certified as  a Model GAD Program of the Philippine Commission on Women. The City Government  even after transitioning from one administration to the next continuously ensured that this  program evolved through the upgrading of its facilities, providing support to parents and  ensuring the development of its personnel.  

With the advent of the “tatakMCG” or Tatak Mabalacat City Government mantra, the  program ushered in several changes leading towards the realization of the essence of  Republic Act 10410 otherwise known as the Early Years Act of 2020. For the year 2020, the  City Government of Mabalacat through the leadership of its Mayor, Hon. Crisostomo C. Garbo and the support of the Sangguniang Panlungsod institutionalized the ECCD System  by the passing of the Early Childhood Care and Development Ordinance of Mabalacat City.  This paved the way for structures, mechanisms and programs for the holistic development of  children in early childhood and has also institutionalized the creation of an Office specifically  mandated to implement national policies created for this purpose.

Because of the policies of the City Government, the Child Development Service of Mabalacat City under the Early Child Care and Development (ECCD) has undergone major management change.