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Prep: Early Years Curriculum Guidelines (2006)

The Early Years Curriculum Guidelines (EYCG) provide teachers with a framework for interacting with children, and planning, assessing and reflecting on an effective Preparatory Year curriculum.

The guidelines are based on active learning for children through real-life situations, investigation and play. They incorporate descriptions of 4 early learning and development phases to help teachers to monitor children's progress and preparedness for Year 1.

For an introduction to the guidelines, please read about:

The guidelines can be downloaded below.

Support materials

The following resources support the EYCG .

Phase descriptors

This booklet helps teachers use the EYCG to make judgments about children's learning.

Curriculum materials

Some of these documents are formatted for A3: you may need to print to a different page size

Case studies

Information for parents and staff

Learning and teaching

Monitoring and assessing

Planning and organising

Annotated bibliography

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