Beginning with the academic year 2023–2024, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will adopt the National Curriculum Framework for Foundation Stage (NCFFS) 2022 created by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).
The new structure of five years of foundational education (from Class Nursery to Class 2) will be implemented in those CBSE schools that provide education at the foundational stage to students in the age group of 3 to 8 years in the session 2023–2024, according to the board in an official circular.
The board suggested that schools providing foundational education adhere to the suggestions made in NCFFS-2022 for curriculum, pedagogy, evaluation, and other factors. The NCF-FS contains a lot of examples and illustrations, which are crucial to its implementation.
CBSE asked teachers to study the illustrations in light of the needs of the children. They support learning, help to make new ideas more understandable to teachers in the field and serve to clarify abstract concepts. Numerous examples are skillfully included to improve comprehension, encourage participation, and elaborate specific ways that concepts can be implemented in day-to-day teaching.
"NCFFS 2022 has been created by the NCERT in order to define the competencies and learning outcomes, as well as general approaches that should guide teaching and learning at the foundational stage, as required by the National Education Policy 2020. It acts as a guideline for educators to create curricula, syllabi, and instructional tools that complement the country's educational objectives", according to CBSE.