EARLY EDUCATION: FROM THE DESIGN OF THE CURRICULUM TO THE TRAINING OF LATER SKILLS
The holistic approach of child development involves constantly considering and paying attention to all areas of child development and promoting and practicing child-centered education and global development, in the context of interaction with the natural and social environment. This perspective required the introduction of early education, both as a policy and as an educational practice in the national education system. In the present study, we propose a brief review of analyzes of the significance of the concept of early education, presented by international bodies and detailed in important legislative documents, international and national. From the perspective of adapting the curriculum to the characteristics of today's child, we identify the principles that indicate the fundamental values of the design of educational activities and the main documents, which detail the curriculum for early education in Romanian education. We propose an analysis of the curriculum design documents from the perspective of the practice of behaviors (starting from the development areas targeted in the Curriculum for early education and detailed in The fundamental benchmarks in the learning and development of the child from birth to 7 years) and the training of competences that appear later.