The areas of learning and development for EYFS
There remains seven areas of learning and development in the framework. These are aimed to shape educational programs in early years settings. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are still referred to as prime areas and these are supported by the four specific areas of learning.
Prime areas of learning
• communication and language
• physical development
• personal, social and emotional development
The specific areas of learning
• understanding the world
• expressive arts and design
Each of the seven areas are subdivided into different aspects but need to be seen as a whole.