Cambridge Worldwide recorded a 12.5% development within the variety of college students in 2019-20 and 58% development within the final 5 years in India.
Abigail Barnett, deputy director, curriculum programmes, Cambridge Worldwide, instructed TOI, “That is our first curriculum for age three to 6. We’ve been listening to from our colleges and lecturers for a while that they would love 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 Training needs to be versatile and multifaceted, the Cambridge Worldwide curriculum consists of six areas — communication, language and literacy, inventive expression, arithmetic, bodily improvement, private, social and emotional improvement and understanding the world.
“We have been actually happy to see that it is usually set out within the NEP because the imaginative and prescient for this age group,” mentioned Barnett, including that other than give attention to literacy, and language improvement, and maths, “there’s additionally a give attention to inventive 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 dwelling, in addition to these which can be utilized within the classroom.
Whereas NEP speaks in regards to the significance of dwelling language, the Cambridge Worldwide curriculum, which shall be delivered in English, additionally speaks about recognising “the significance of language and communication improvement as a basic device for studying” and offering steering to help a multilingual strategy.
Cambridge Worldwide is introducing the brand new curriculum from the current educational session in 50 colleges or centres. Additionally it is planning comparable implementations in different areas.
“That is one thing that we’re nonetheless enthusiastic about and planning in Cambridge. Our first group of faculties in India, after which roll out to India extra extensively,” mentioned Barnett.