Early child education is a term used to describe a range of education programmes, often designed to help children transition from early childhood into the early years of life.
The term is often used in conjunction with the term ‘schools for all’, but this article focuses on schools for children with disabilities.
Early childhood education programmes Early education is the provision of early childhood education to disadvantaged children.
The term ‘early education’ is often confused with early childhood physical education or Early Child Care.
Many early childhood programs focus on physical education, but there are many others which offer more complex and individualised learning to young children, including Early Childhood Language, Early Childhood Literacy, Early Language, and Early Literacy for Speech.
Read more about Early Childhood Education: Early Childhood education programs: what they are, what they do, how they work, and when they are offered.
Early childhood programs may be run by local councils, school authorities, non-government organisations, or private providers.
Programs that are available in Australia include: Early Language and Language Teaching in Early Childhood Programs, Early Literaculture, Early Learning and Literacy: The Basics of Early Learning, Early Development, Early Education for the Elderly, Early Reading, Early Speech, Early Handwriting, Early Nursing, Early Parenting, Early Health Care, Early Care and Early Developmental Disability.
Practical Learning for Early Years (PLYE) and Early Childhood Learning (ECLL) programs, are available across Australia and offer a range on learning skills, assessment tools and interventions.
In Australia, the National Early Childhood Services Network is responsible for providing early childhood services, including early learning and literacy programs.
While most early childhood programmes are run by the Australian Government, many state and territory governments and local authorities have their own programs.
These are often funded by government agencies, or are supported by local authorities.
Some of the key components of early child learning are: The early years: Early childhood education is often divided into two categories: primary and later learning.
Primary Early Childhood Development (PED) programs are based on the principles of early education and early literacy.
PED is based on developing the child’s cognitive skills and language skills, and provides support for the child to learn language, literacy and numeracy.
The PED program includes the development of: Language, language skills and numerate: The ability to read, write, speak and write in English, French, German, Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese.
Cognitive development and language development: Developing language skills through an interactive environment.
Language and language literacy: Engaging children in language, language literacy, numeracy and spelling skills through language and language instruction.
Early Childhood Literacies: Early literacy is based around the development and development of literacy.
Early literacy involves a wide range of language and literacy skills that support literacy, language and numerative literacy.
Learning in a context of a learning environment: Early learning and early language programs offer a variety of different learning environments.
These include: Early Language Learning, School Language Learning and Early Learning: The Basic Skills of English and French, and the Early Language Literacy program.
School Language Learning programs include language instruction, and have been developed to help students in particular language and speech abilities.
They can include a range to include: Early Language Literacies for Children, Early Kindergarten and Kindergarden: Learning to read and write, and how to communicate.