The Importance of Early Learning
“By the time children start pre-school they have already had a variety of experiences and have developed in a number of ways. To build upon the learning that has taken place in the home and its immediate environment, pre-school staff should provide children with a rich variety of challenging play activities and other experiences in a stimulating environment. The focus should be to allow children to learn at their own pace, gain a positive image of themselves as learners, be able to cope with uncertainty and to learn through trial and error.”
Curricular Guidance For Pre-school Education
Characteristics of the Pre-School Child
The pre-school child likes to explore and investigate and they have a natural curiosity.
The pre-school child is learning to communicate with adults and their peers outside of the home and family situation.
The pre-school child really enjoys physical play outside and music, story and rhyme.
The Preschool Curriculum
The preschool curriculum as designated by Curricular Guidance for Preschool Education has 6 curricular areas. They are as follows:
Language and Literacy
Early Mathematical Development
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Physical Development & Movement
The World Around Us