|Too Much, Too Soon Campaign||
'What is being required of young children is unreasonable,
developmentally unsound and potentially harmful'
Children in England are starting formal learning much earlier than 90% of other countries in the world and, as a result, are subject to developmentally inappropriate pressures that are damaging to their long-term health and wellbeing. There is no evidence to support such an early start and a great deal to suggest that it may be detrimental not only to their wellbeing but also to later academic achievement.
Help us initiate an open, balanced and fully informed debate about
developmentally appropriate early years practice
The five objectives of the campaign are to:
1) re-establish the early years as a unique stage in its own right and not merely a preparation for school
2) protect young children's natural developmental rights
3) prevent baseline testing
4) reinstate the vital role of play
5) call for an English developmentally appropriate Foundation Stage for children between the ages of 3 and 7 (until the end of Key Stage 1)
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