7 Key Development Areas
The EYFS is made up of seven areas of learning and development.
- Personal, Social & Emotional Development (PSED)
- Communication & Language (CL)
- Physical Development (PD)
- Literacy (L)
- Mathematics (M)
- Understanding the World (UTW)
- Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)
It is sometimes difficult as a parent or carer to remember all these areas at first and I was no exception. With a little help from a colleague we came up with a unique way of remembering the areas by providing each area with a word that sums up the area of development easily and in only one word! This of course is much easier to remember.
The Words are:
|- Physical Development|
|- Communication, Language and Literacy|
|- Creative Development|
|- Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy|
|- Knowledge and Understanding of the World|
|- Personal, Social and Emotional development|
All these words are featured on my business cards, leaflets and website to help familiarise anyone with the words, therefore helping to remember the areas of learning and development.