The concept of ECCE curriculum in NEP 2020 is rooted in offering a holistic and appropriate learning experience to young learners of ages 3 to 8. The ECCE in the NEP 2020 curriculum focuses on a play-based and activity-based approach, recognizing the significance of experiential learning and enabling children to discover, explore, and learn at their own pace. The ECCE in National Education Policy 2020 focuses on encouraging creativity, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills.
Furthermore, with the introduction of the 5+3+3+4 structure, the inclusion of the nursery section in the National Education Policy 2020 curriculum has also been introduced. As a result, nursery educators would benefit from specialized training in early childhood schooling, play-based learning methodologies, child development, and building nurturing and inclusive learning environments for children.