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Early childhood educators in Maharashtra are calling for a change in the entry age for schooling, which is currently 2.5 years, in order to align with national frameworks. The Early Childhood Association emphasizes the negative impact of the age criterion on children's learning and development. Efforts to rectify this misalignment have been ongoing, but there has been a lack of government response. The association highlights the importance of language, social, and emotional development and urges Maharashtra to lead in setting child-centric standards in early education.
This article is authored by Swati Piramal, vice chairperson, Piramal Group and Monal Jayaram, director, Piramal Foundation.
Published on Jan 24, 2024 11:58 AM IST