The Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum is a learning and development tool for parents and caregivers of all children aged 0 to 5. It promotes an experiential-based approach to learning and was developed by New Brunswick child care experts to assist parents and caregivers in helping children grow to their greatest potential. It recognizes the individual learning abilities and unique cultural and linguistic identities of all children. It encourages children to be active participants in their own learning and allows them to follow their interests. It works with their strengths and aims to develop dignity, a sense of selfworth, and a zest for living and learning.