The Framework is outcomes and competence based. It focuses on results rather than on goals, aims and objectives. This guide puts great emphasis on observable and measurable skills, knowledge and values to be acquired by the children in the following areas:
- Personality and emotional relationship
- Communication, language and literacy
- Problem-solving and mathematical concepts
- Knowing and understanding of the world
- Physical development
- Creative development
The Learning Framework strictly condemns examinations that are given to young children. Great emphasis is put on Continuous Assessment.
The production of the Learning Framework for ECD by NCDC is a major breakthrough for ECD and great encouragement for all stakeholders especially committed to this education sector.
It has been designed to allow every Ugandan child to enjoy the right to development whether at home, at a formal or a semi-formal or pre-school. For effective implementation the Framework was translated into Kiswahili and 16 local languages namely: Runyankole/Rukiga, Runyoro/Rutoro, Alur , Acholi, Nagaramajongo, Ateso , Lango, Dhapodhola, Lubwisi, Lukonzo, Luganda, Lugbarati., Kumam, Lusoga, Pokot and Lebthu.