What is Early Childhood Education?
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].