Term Early Childhood Education
Code HD-1800
Definition Programs that provide educational activities and experiences for children from birth to age five which are intended to foster social, physical, emotional and intellectual growth and prepare them for further formal learning.
Created 3/10/92
Changed 9/1/05
Use References Infant Education
See Also References Early Literacy Development Programs (HH-4500.1800)
External Classification Terms Early Childhood Education (NPC B03.02)
Early School Admissions (UW
Education (AIRS ED-170)
Education (CAN ED-170)
Preschools (NTE B21)
Related Concepts Children and Youth
Early Childhood Programs/Services
Foster Care Transition Services
Facet Service
Bibliographic References

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