21st Century Learning for Early Childhood Framework


P21 Childhood Framework The Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21) advocates for the integration of 21st century skills (critical thinking, collaboration, communication, creativity, technology literacy, and social-emotional development) in early learning experiences for young children to build the skills they need not only when entering school but also in life. This framework identifies early childhood as the years from toddler/preschooler through kindergarten (ages 18 months – 6 years). Younger infants (ages 0 – 18 months) were not included in the framework at this point.