Cambridge International recorded a 12.5% progress within the variety of college students in 2019-20 and 58% progress within the final 5 years in India.
Abigail Barnett, deputy director, curriculum programmes, Cambridge International, advised TOI, “This is our first curriculum for age three to six. We’ve been listening to from our faculties and academics for a while that they would like Cambridge to do one thing for this age group.”
She mentioned Cambridge Early Years programme is “aligned with NEP 2020, so when your baby completes the programme she or he may progress to the native state or nationwide curriculum in India”.
In sync with NEP 2020 which says that Early Childhood Care and Education ought to be versatile and multifaceted, the Cambridge International curriculum contains six areas — communication, language and literacy, artistic expression, arithmetic, bodily improvement, private, social and emotional improvement and understanding the world.
“We had been actually happy to see that it is additionally set out within the NEP because the imaginative and prescient for this age group,” mentioned Barnett, including that other than deal with literacy, and language improvement, and maths, “there is additionally a deal with artistic expression, and bodily improvement, and social and emotional improvement”.
As a part of the curriculum, Cambridge College Press has designed talent books and workbooks for the learners and digital sources that folks may entry at house, in addition to these which can be utilized within the classroom.
Whereas NEP speaks concerning the significance of house language, the Cambridge International curriculum, which can be delivered in English, additionally speaks about recognising “the significance of language and communication improvement as a elementary instrument for studying” and offering steering to assist a multilingual strategy.
Cambridge International is introducing the brand new curriculum from the current tutorial session in 50 faculties or centres. It is additionally planning related implementations in different areas.
“That is one thing that we’re nonetheless desirous about and planning in Cambridge. Our first group of colleges in India, after which roll out to India extra extensively,” mentioned Barnett.