Our integrated Curriculum’s aim is to extend and enrich children’s learning from birth to five years and through the transition to school.
Neldrac has developed this Curriculum to assist educators to provide young children with opportunities to maximize their potential and develop a foundation for future success in learning.
In this way, our Early Years Learning Curriculum, “the 3 Bees”, will contribute to realizing Neldrac’s vision that:
“All children have the best start in life to create a better future for themselves and for the nation”.
Our Curriculum draws on conclusive international evidence that early childhood is a vital period in children’s learning and development. It has been developed with considerable
input from the early childhood sector and the early childhood academics.
Our Framework states that all children have the right to an education that lays a foundation for the rest of their lives, maximizes their ability, and respects their family, cultural and other identities, languages and beliefs. Our Framework also recognizes children’s right to play and be active participants in all matters affecting their lives.
An experiential-based approach to learning offers us an opportunity to nurture children’s curiosity and inquisitiveness. It not only develops problem-solvers and decision-makers but also prepares children with the academic foundation to achieve success in school and in life.
To further enhance this form of learning, children are also taken on field trips to give real-world exposure and are engaged in loads of hands-on learning.
Our Curriculum forms the foundation for ensuring that children in all early childhood education and care settings experience quality teaching and learning. It has a specific emphasis on play-based learning and recognizes the importance of communication and language (including early literacy and numeracy) and social and emotional development. The Curriculum has been designed for use by Neldrac early childhood educators working in partnership with families, children’s first and most influential educators.