How does the emphasis on care and community lead to learning? Will my child fall behind because they don’t get taught letters and numbers?
Children will not fall behind, as they will take an interest-based approach to reading, writing and maths in the Early Years, rather than being told by an adult what to learn and when. The care and community approach acknowledges that a sense of safety, comfort and security is needed for learning to occur. Stressed children do not learn as well, because their brain is in fight/freeze/flight mode. Emphasising care and community enables children to feel secure in their surroundings and relationships, so that cognitive learning can take place.