To begin with, a bit of history: the first ever Early Childhood Education Curriculum (2002) for Pakistan, was the result of a public-private partnership between the Ministry of Education (Curriculum Wing) and the Teachers’ Resource Centre. To view this curriculum, scroll down a bit.
“I am delighted to be provided with an opportunity to express my views on the launch of the National Early Childhood Education (ECE) Curriculum. This is a major achievement in the field of education in Pakistan. Now, for the first time, Pakistan can boast a curriculum for early childhood education. I would like to extend my appreciation to both the Federal Ministry of Education and the Teachers’ Resource Centre (TRC) who have collaborated on this historic enterprise in the field of public education.”
Federal Minister of Education, Ms. Zobaida Jalal
August 22, 2002. National ECE Curriculum Launch, Islamabad.
And then in 2006: the Ministry of Education got in touch with TRC, to revise the ECE curriculum and rewrite it in a different format in order to make it consistent with the new curricula from Grades 1 to 12. You can view/download the revised curriculum here.
It took almost all of 2008 for the TRC team to translate the NCECE into Urdu after which the MoE finally put together a Review Team and organised a three day review meeting from November 11-13, 2009 in Islamabad. Ms. Farzana Kausar represented TRC at the meeting. The NCECE Urdu was finally printed as a draft, thanks to the perseverance and support of Ms. Baela Raza Jamil of ITA.
Please click on the link below for the Urdu-version of the National Curriculum for Early Childhood Education.