The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) is the official early childhood curriculum framework adopted in Australia. The framework guides the Preschool in setting its programme which promotes play-based learning. The Preschool places great importance on language, literacy, numeracy and communication as well as social and emotional development. Within this programme, there are times when children come together as a group, listen to their peers, follow the rules and take responsibility for their actions and environment. The children are offered choices that reflect where they are developmentally, but the choices are made within a safe and secure setting. This encourages children to express their ideas and to co-operate with others. The programme allows for free discovery situations, child initiated activities as well as teacher assisted activities.
The Preschool’s programme aims to facilitate a child’s learning by following the five 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 in their learning
- Children are effective communicators
By following this framework, we are supporting the children in:
Belonging – knowing where and how they fit in
Being – who they want to be right now and enjoying life and relationships
Becoming – the person they will be, as they learn and grow