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Click on the links below to find the QCA summaries of the early learning goals for each of the six learning areas.

Personal,social and emotional development
Communication, Language and literacy
Mathematical development
Knowledge and understanding of the world
Physical development
Creative development

Full details of the Early Learning Goals can be found in the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority publication 'Early Learning Goals' issued October 1999 ref: QCA/99/436.

"This booklet contains the early learning goals and principles and aims for the foundation stage, which includes children from age three to the end of the reception year.

It introduces these goals to all practitioners involved in early years settings. It sets the goals into context, particularly in relation to younger children in the foundation stage."

The booklet can also be downloaded in PDF format from the QCA website at www.qca.org.uk.

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