Focussing on the critical years of a child’s life

What the draft National Education Policy omits in its chapter on early childhood care and education.

Fuente: K. R. Antony - The Hindu, 31 July 2019.

The draft National Education Policy starts its opening sentence with a hitherto little-known fact: “The learning process for a child commences immediately at birth.” Many believe that children start learning only in school. It is true that language and numerical proficiency, and analytical skills, are attained in school, but the foundation for such a learning capacity is laid much earlier, and it happens without our knowledge.

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