Dubai's early childhood education sector hits new milestone

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Dubai’s early childhood education sector has hit a new milestone with 20,000 children of 58 different nationalities currently enrolled in 226 early childhood centres (ECCs).

According to the Knowledge and Human Development Authority's (KHDA) latest report, these centres cater to pre-schoolers aged between 45 days and six years.

They offer 13 different curricula and are supported by over 1,300 teachers and 1,900 teaching assistants.

Most ECCs offer the Early Years Foundation Stages curriculum, while other options include Montessori, IPC, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian and several other curricula.

Data showed that 70 per cent of children enrolled were in the 2-4 age group.

It also showed that the emirate’s Jumeirah district had the most ECCs (78), followed by Hadaeq Mohammed Bin Rashid (38) and Deira (25).

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