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Early Education

Actualizado: 19 de diciembre de 2015

It is an unavoidable right of early childhood; early education becomes a structuring element of comprehensive care that aims to intentionally potentiate integral development of girls and boys from birth to six years of age, starting with the recognition of their characteristics and the particularities of the contexts in which they live and promoting interactions that are generated through enriched environments through educational experiences and practices of care.

Early childhood education is good in itself because the pedagogical work that is planned there is based on the interests, concerns, abilities and knowledge of girls and boys. This does not seek as ultimate aim their preparation for primary school, but offers them challenging experiences that promote their development; there they play, explore their environment, express themselves through art and enjoy literature.

Text taken from the document: Political, technical and management Foundations of the strategy of comprehensive early childhood care. [Fundamentos políticos, técnicos y de gestión de la estrategia de atención integral a la primera infancia].

What is Early Childhood Education? , primary, secondary and Higher Education; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of National Education.

Actualizado: 19 de diciembre de 2015

The Division of Early Childhood is the team appointed by the Ministry of National Education, through the Vice-ministry of Preschool, Basic and Secondary Education, to define the education policy for early childhood and ensure its proper implementation through the technical assistance provided to territorial entities.

Its strategic lines are:

  • References of Early Education: This line of action accounts for the design, construction and positioning of the technical guidelines and guidelines for early childhood education. This set of conceptual, methodological and technical criteria relate to: Technical Reference in Early Education, the Pedagogical Guidelines and the guideline of Qualification of the Human Talent working with Early Childhood.
  • Strengthening of Early Education: it seeks to position and establish the mechanisms and processes required to incorporate certified Territorial Entities and manage the development and positioning of initial education, strengthening the work of the education sector.
  • Quality management for the modalities of early education: This strategic line defines the criteria and standards for the provision of services in different scenarios, in order to ensure the quality of care directed at girls and boys. As fundamental support of this purpose, the design and implementation of inspection, monitoring and control processes in territorial entities is considered in the framework of the institutional powers that correspond to each sector of the State.
  • Qualification of Human Talent: This strategic line is aimed at generating continuous updating processes on topics that contribute to the understanding of the meaning and scope of early childhood education, aimed at those responsible for the process of Comprehensive Care in Early Childhood.
Division of Early Childhood , primary, secondary and Higher Education; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of National Education.