Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN) Mission
In spite of this, poor learning outcomes for school-going children remain a major concern, as successive ASER reports have noted. At present, more than half of all students in India complete primary school without having acquired the foundational skills of reading with meaning and basic mathematics.
Investment in the Foundational Years has always been widely recognized as crucial to building a strong learning foundation for our children. In the NEP 2020, this was clearly emphasized.
The learning process for a child commences immediately at birth. Evidence from neuroscience shows that over 85% of a child’s cumulative brain development occurs prior to the age of 6, indicating the critical importance of developmentally appropriate care and stimulation of the brain in a child’s early years - to promote sustained and healthy brain development and growth.