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Principle 1

The early years set the foundation for lifelong learning, behaviour, health and well-being.

Principle 2

Partnerships with families and communities help early childhood settings to best meet the needs of young children.

Principle 3

Respect for diversity, equity and inclusion is vital for optimal development and learning.

Principle 4

A planned program supports early learning.

Principle 5

Play is a means to learning that capitalizes on children's natural curiosity and exuberance.

Principle 6

Knowledgeable and responsive early childhood educators and other early learning practitioners are essential to early childhood settings.

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