The framework sets out the three prime areas of learning that underpin everything in the early years:
The four specific areas help children to strengthen and apply the prime areas:
All of those areas of learning are connected together. The characteristics of effective teaching and learning weave through them all. That’s because children in the early years are becoming more powerful learners and thinkers. These characteristics develop as they learn to do new things, acquire new skills, develop socially and emotionally, and become better communicators.
The above is referenced from “Development Matters” revised September 2020
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