Early childhood care and education describes the period of learning that takes place from birth to 8 years old. Early Childhood Education is a term that refers to educational programs and strategies geared toward children from birth to the age of eight. Early childhood education often focuses on guiding children to learn through play.

The Aims and Objectives of Early Childhood Care and Education

According to the “Education for National Integration and Development”, (Government White Paper on The Education Policy Review Commission Report – 1992), the aims and Objectives of pre-primary education are under listed:

  • To develop capabilities and healthy physical growth of the child through play/ activities.
  • To help the child develop good social habits as an individual and as a member of society.
  • To develop moral values in the child.
  • To receive work from the academic departments and evaluate make recommendations on how to improve it.
  • To enrich the child’s experience by developing imagination, self-reliance and thinking power.
  • To help the child towards appreciating his/her national cultural background and customs, and developing a feeling of love and care for other people and for Uganda and a sense of unity leading to a national stance.
  • To develop language and communication skills in the mother tongue.

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