What is EYLF
The Early Years Learning Framework, or EYLF, recognises that children learn best through play. As such, our early childhood educators choose to use this framework to create programs that are responsive to children’s ideas, interests, strengths and abilities.
EYLF centres on the idea that early childhood plays a pivotal role in children’s learning and development. This framework has a specific emphasis on play-based learning and recognises the importance of communication and language, social and emotional development.
Principles Of The Early Learning Framework
- Secure, respectful and reciprocal relationship
- High expectation and equity
- Respect for diversity
- Ongoing learning and reflective practice
The EYLF learning outcomes are in place to ensure that all children
- Have a strong sense of identity
- Are connected with, and contribute to, their world
- Have a strong sense of wellbeing
- Are con dent and involved learners
- Are effective communicators
The following practices govern how our Principles are put into action with the children, their families and within our community.
- Adopting the holistic approaches
- Being responsive to children
- Planning and implementing learning through play
- Intentional teaching
- Creating physical and social learning environments that have a positive impact on learning
- Valuing cultural and social contexts of children and their families
- Providing for continuity in experiences and facilitating successful transitions
- Assessing and monitoring learning to ensure children are achieving learning outcomes