The learning areas in this framework are:
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:
The Early Childhood Development Policy in the Education Sector approved in 2007 stresses the importance of Early Childhood Education (ECD); the early stimulation of different parts of the brain to provide social and learning advancement throughout life. Such care does not produce a self-centred child, rather a child, who trusts, is curious, strives to learn new things and is skillful in social interaction.
NCDC has developed the Learning Framework for Early Childhood and a Caregivers Guide to the Learning Framework to help in the enhancement of Early Childhood Education.