National Curriculum Framework for Foundational Stage and Balvatika 49 Kendriya Vidyalayas launched
Educational News: Balvatika classes have been started for children in the age group of three to five from the year 2022 in 49 Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) across the country. 5,477 students have been enrolled in these classes.
Giving this information Union Minister of State for Education Annapurna Devi said that from the academic year 2022-23, 3, 4 and 5 schools will be installed in 49 Kendriya Vidyalayas across the country, including 2 KV in Rajasthan and 3 KV in Bihar, on an experimental basis. Kindergarten classes have been started for the age group.
5,477 students enrolled
Union Minister of State for Education Annapurna Devi informed that a total of 5,477 students are enrolled in 49 KVs located in 24 states and union territories across the country. These include three KVs in Delhi where kindergarten classes are available for the students.
In this, 120 students are studying in KV AFS Arjangarh, 117 in KV Sector 28 Rohini and 121 in KV Narela.
Minimum age for admission in class 6 years
It is noteworthy that under the New Education Policy 2020, the minimum age for admission in the first class, which was earlier 5 five years, was increased to 6 in the current academic year. Thereafter, Pre-KG, LKG and UKG classes are being run in Kendriya Vidyalayas under the name of Balvatika.
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Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched the National Curriculum Framework for the Foundational Stage of education and the pilot project of ‘Balvatika 49 Kendriya Vidyalayas’ across the country in October 2022.
Through which inclusive and happy school environment in schools The National Curriculum Framework for Early Childhood Care and Education (NCFECCE), also known as the Foundational Stage, is one of the four National Curriculum Frameworks (NCFs).
The first Integrated Curriculum Framework for children aged 8 years. It is a direct result of the 5+3+3+4 ‘Curriculum and Pedagogy’ structure recommended for school education under the National Education Policy 2020.
NCF for The Foundational Stage (NCFFS) has been developed by NCERT at the grassroots level through an extensive consultative process with States Union Territories and various institutions and organizations.
Focus on sports based activities
Mainly priority is being given to the sports based activities in the classes in Balvatika classes. Apart from this, the syllabus and resource materials prepared by NCERT are also being used in these classes.