The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia ‘Belonging, Being, Becoming’ is the document that is the basis for your practice, program and documentation. The Early Years Learning Framework encourages educators to broaden the direction of learning for children and implement specific curriculum that is relevant to each local community and early childhood setting.
The Five Learning Outcomes of the Framework are;
• Children have a strong sense of identity
• Children are connected with and contribute to their world
• Children have a strong sense of well being
• Children are confident and involved learners
• Children are effective communicators
Working in partnership with families, ELC educators will use these Learning Outcomes to guide their planning for children’s learning. Planning is emergent, based on children’s interest and strengths and this requires observations, documentation, creative brainstorming and flexibility. Topics for study are captured through the talk of the children, through community and family events, as well as the known interests of the children.
Children learn naturally through play and our children are immersed in a rich play environment where they have opportunities to engage in meaningful activities which will foster growth, learning and development – physically, cognitively, socially and emotionally. We value the importance of the outdoors and believe it is the ideal context to encourage children to be themselves, to explore, to experiment and to move.