ECE curriculum is the foundation on which pedagogy is developed, and accomplishes multiple functions.
Curricula are key determinants of the quality of ECE services. This quality framework:
Curricula is often measured as part of the teaching and learning process, however, should be considered as a distinct element that has an important impact of the quality and structure of teaching content.
Defining Quality CurriculumThe curriculum in ECE services should outline clear goals across a range of developmental areas to which educators and children can aspire. For instance the five goals proposed by the US National Educational Goal Panel (NEGP) in 1997 that were meant to be treated and pursued equally are:
Recommended tools for monitoring
Tools for monitoring the quality of ECE curricula