Early Years Learning Framework
Each of our Early Learning and Kinder hosts its own unique educational programs that are tailored to the diverse needs and interests of the children and families attending each centre. A program at a centre can be influenced by numerous factors like family cultures, children’s interests, developmental needs, educator interests and community values.
A key component of the National Quality Standards, The Early Years Learning Framework was administered in 2009 by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. The Framework is the result of years of development between federal and state level governments, early childhood professionals and academics. After two national symposiums, public consultations, online forums and case study trials, the Framework defined three defining values to describe early childhood development:
And from these three values, a selection of principles, practices and outcomes were defined to guide the pedagogy of early childhood professionals working with children aged 0-5 years and through their transition to school. The five outcomes incorporated into the Early Years Learning Framework include:
- Children have a strong sense of identity.
- Children are connected to and contribute to their world.
- Children have a strong sense of wellbeing.
- Children are confident and involved learners.
- Children are effective communicators.
If you would like a copy of The Early Years Framework, you can download it here. The framework is available in 12 different languages for your convenience.