Early Years Learning Framework

The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) embraces three key elements of great importance to a child’s life:

  • Belonging: knowing where and with whom you belong is integral to human existence
  • Being: childhood is not solely a preparation for adulthood or for the future, recognising the significance of the here and now in children’s lives
  • Becoming: reflecting the processes of rapid and significant change that occurs in the early years as young children learn and grow.

The Framework embraces an integrated approach to learning and teaching ensuring that play is used to stimulate intellectual, physical, social and creative abilities. Teachers design programs that reflect the five key learning outcomes:

  • Identity: children have a strong sense of identity
  • Community: children are connected with and contribute to their world
  • Wellbeing: children have a strong sense of wellbeing
  • Learning: children are confident and involved learners
  • Communication: children are effective communicators

It is believed these five learning outcomes are essential for assisting and developing children. This occurs naturally with ongoing collaboration between teachers, children and parents. Our Early Childhood professionals will:

  • Discuss your child’s learning with you
  • Ask advice from other professionals if they feel your child requires more support
  • Respect your family’s values, beliefs and decisions
  • Recognize that all children can learn
  • Use the most effective teaching strategies to support your child to learn.