NCF National Curriculum Framework - ACSI

NCF National Curriculum Framework - ACSI

Every Child Will Have An Education The National Curriculum Framework (NCF) Guidelines for developing programmes and working children from Birth to Four. Working with and for children in the early years in a respectful way to provide them with quality experiences

and equality of opportunities to achieve their FULL POTENTIAL Three Themes Underpin The NCF Theme 1: I Am A Competent Person Principles 1. 2.

3. 4. I am a competent person who actively creates my own identity and my own understanding of the world I am unique and have a unique life story I flourish when attention is paid to equality of opportunities where I can participate to develop my own potential I am sensitive to individual and group differences and must be

Theme 2: My Learning And Development Is Important Principles 5. I am curious, energetic and active and I learn by taking up opportunities to make meaning about the world around me 6. Appropriate local and indigenous knowledge and skills are resources that can be used to promote socially, culturally and linguistically sensitive learning environments for me 7. Play and hands-on (active) experiences enhance my learning and development

8. A comprehensive ECD learning programme for quality and equality of opportunities Theme 3: I Need Strong Connections With Adults Principles 9. Parents and families in their different forms play a central role in my overall development.

10. I benefit from a close and loving relationship with an adult. 11. Adults have the responsibility for the protection and promotion of my rights regardless of my age, background, ethnicity, ability and gender. 12. Adults have the responsibility to promote childrens well-being, positive identities, inclusivity, child-focused activities and competence for living and coping with life. Structure of Each ELDA

Birth 18 Months 18 Months 3 Years 3 to 4 Years 4 to 5 Years ELDA 1: Well-Being

Aim 1: Well-nourished Children are well nourished from conception through birth to five years and beyond Aim 5: Building resilience Children are strong and resistant to daily stresses ELDA 1

Well Being Aim 4: Physical Development Children are physically strong from birth and show abilities and interest in physical activities Aim 2: Good health

Healthy from birth and have a sense of good hygiene Aim 3: Safe and secure Children are aware of and benefit from environmental and emotional health ELDA 2: Identity and Belonging

Aim 1: Sense of Self Children are aware of themselves as capable & confident learners Aim 4: Identity Children have a sense of group identity and a sense of celebrating differences ELDA 2

Identity and Belonging Aim 3: Where and To Who Do I Belong? Children build strong relationships Aim 2: Self Care Children have a strong sense of self care

Very nice 10 day curriculum Goes all the way to Grade R Download from www.toolsforschool.net/public_downloads ELDA 3: Communication (Crosses All ELDAs) Aim 1: Listening

Children listen to sounds and speeches Aim 2: Speaking Aim 4: Writing Children record their experiences & ideas through language, sounds, art, drama and later on through writing

ELDA 3 Communicatio n Aim 3: Reading Children make meaning by reading what they see, hear, feel, taste and touch Children speak using different styles of

communication ELDA 4: Exploring Mathematics ELDA 4 Exploring Mathematics Aim 1: Awareness Aim 2: Problem Solving

Aim 3: Exploration Children show awareness of and are responsive to number and counting Children sort, classify, make comparisons and solve problems

Children explore shape, space and measurement ELDA 5: Creativity Aim 1: Problem Solving Identifying, searching for & creating solutions to challenges through problem

solving Aim 4: Performing Arts Children record their experiences and ideas through music, dance & drama ELDA 5 Creativity

Aim 3 - Visual Activities Identifying, searching for & creating solutions to challenges through visual art activities Aim 2: Finding and Creating Solutions Identifying, searching for & creating solutions to

challenges through play and make believe ELDA 6: Knowledge And Understanding Of The World ELDA 5 Knowledge and Understanding of the World Aim 1: Investigate

Aim 2: Design Aim 3: Time and Place Children explore and investigate their life world Children explore design,

make items and use technology Children explore and investigate time and place The NCF Is Inclusive No child may be left behind!

Links Governance templates and curriculum PDFs: www.toolsforschool.net Activities and news: https://www.facebook.com/toolsforschool1/ Andrea Sciarappa Email: [email protected] Telephone: 082 336 9909 #ECDisrising!

Pooh left feeling unsatisfied and a little out of sorts. In fact, he was so distracted by his rumbly tummy that he didnt notice that he was walking onto the next paragraph. What is a paragraph? Its a group of sentences that form a complete thought. Is there honey in this paragraph? Oh, sorry, Pooh, no. Well then, I dont find it very useful. Winnie the Pooh A.A. Milne

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