Part A – Programme Adapted from (MOE) Nurturing Early Learners & I teach guide ( 4 to 6 years old )
Part B – Early Years Development Framework, EYDF ( 3 years old & below )
The EYDF embraces a broad vision of ‘Children being Secure, Confident, Safe and Healthy’, ‘Children being Involved, Engaged and Enquiring’ and ‘Centres, Families and the Community Connecting and Relating’. Five key pillars uphold this vision:
The Developing Child
The child is embraced as a whole person developing physically, intellectually, emotional, socially and culturally. Positive relationships and experiences with nurturing adults in the early years matter. Good nutrition, as well as safe, healthy and stimulating environments, have a positive impact on a child’s development.
The Intentional Programme
The programme, environment and curriculum are flexible to meet the needs of young children. The programme intentionally promotes children’s development through positive interactions and building warm and nurturing relationships. Materials and resources are safe, available and easily accessible to children.
The Professional Educarer
The Educarer is attuned and responsive to the needs of young children, and keenly aware of the different developmental stages and milestones. She engages in reflective practices and continues to develop her skills and knowledge in working with young children, families and the community.
The Involved Family
The family is an integral part of young children’s development. A shared and sustained partnership between the centre and the home draws on their respective strengths to ensure that children’s growth and developmental needs are addressed optimally. The partnership also contributes to the consistency and continuity of children’s care and development.
The Engaged Community
The partnership between home and centre is further enriched by linkages to the community. Educarers are aware of and can gain access to a range of community resources for young children’s learning and recreation. These resources can also be invited to the centre to enhance children’s health and learning.
It will complement the Nurturing Early Learners Framework for a Kindergarten Curriculum developed by the Ministry of Education for children aged four to six years old. The two frameworks provide early childhood professionals with continuity for the care, development and education of children from infancy through the kindergarten years.