Early Years Learning Framework
The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) is a national framework which will ensure quality and consistency in the delivery of early childhood education programs across all early childhood settings.
It will cover birth to five years and support transition to formal schooling.
The framework forms the foundation for ensuring that children in all early childhood education and care settings experience quality teaching and learning.
It has specific emphasis on play-based learning and recognises the importance of communication and language (including early literacy & numeracy), and social and emotional development
Early Years Learning Framework – Belonging, Being, Becoming
- Belonging – Supporting children to belong, providing them with the opportunity to be part of a community
- Being – Giving children the chance to be themselves. Allowing children the time to grow at their own pace, enjoy the wonder of childhood, learn about themselves, develop deep relationships and become fully involved with new ideas and interests.
- Becoming – Supporting children to realize their potential and also helping them to grow into active members of the community.
5 Learning outcomes:
- Children have a strong sense of identity
- Children are connected with and contribute to their world
- Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
- Children are confident and involved learners
- Children are effective communicators
Snap Shot of Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)
l The Framework has been designed for use by early childhood educators working in partnership with families.
l It does not tell educators what to teach; it provides direction about intent, pedagogy, the foundation for specific local curriculum and outcomes for children’s learning.
l The Framework is designed to inspire conversations, improve communication and provide a common language… (EYLF p8)
l The EYLF will underpin all early childhood education and care programs and initiatives nationally.
“Fundamental to the Framework is a view of children’s lives as characterised by belonging, being and becoming” (EYLF p7).
Aim and Goals of the Early Years Learning Framework
Make everyday most Fun learnt by Children
As an Educator our job is to be a co-learning, co-observing extending on the things children always know.
Our first and most important goal with The Early Years Learning Framework is to inspire delight, curiosity and inquiry in the classroom. These are the greatest gifts our teachers can give a child.
Educators will facilitate the learning and extend as much as possible right there and then as the child’s discovery unfolds.
As a result, children will develop a love for learning which will help them succeed in their future education. Their delight and spontaneous wonder should always be the first priority.
- EYLF fact sheets for parents are available on the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (also available in other languages).
- Copies of the Early Years Learning Framework and other materials can be viewed on the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations