About ECE Program

About ECE Program

Introduction Welcome to the Early Childhood Education Program by courtesy of the National Department of Education (NDOE) website! Early Childhood Education (ECE) generally represents the early...

 

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Mario Abello
Program Manager, ECE & Elementary Program
Division of Basic Education
 
ECE & Elementary Program
Welcome to the Early Childhood Education Program by courtesy of the National Department of Education (NDOE) website!

Early Childhood Education (ECE) generally represents the early years or foundational years of a child’s life, beginning at birth to age 8. A period of time where scientifically-based research findings prompts us or even challenges us, educators, parents, and stakeholders to heed to the call to pay a closer attention to the tremendous effects a child’s development has on later successes in life. These successes are not only realized in the child’s academic success, but in health, nutrition, physical, and cognitive development.
 
Within the acronym ECE used in the FSM, many countries as with neighboring countries in the Pacific region have chosen to highlight the caring and nurturing aspects of it; therefore, ECE by definition is a term broaden to be more comprehensive of a child’s holistic being and development. 

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