Early Years Learning Framework

The Early Years Learning Framework is a guide to supporting and nurturing young children's learning from birth to five years of age, and their transition to school.

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Belonging, Being & Becoming – The Early Years Framework is part of the National Quality Framework for early childhood education and care. It was developed by the Australian Government in conjunction with state and territory governments, the sector and academics. Consultation included symposiums, public forums and focus groups, and case-study trials. 

The vision is that “all children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life.” The idea is that services can develop their own strategies to meet the framework’s objectives. 

Information for educators 

The Educators' Guide to the Early Years Learning Framework assists educators in implementing the framework. 

Here are some other resources to help educators in the workplace:  

Here are some additional discussion and research papers educators might be interested in: 

Information for families 

The Early Years Learning Framework is available in 12 languages other than English. 

Families wanting to learn about the framework can read the Information for Families Guide

The families guide is available in 20 languages other than English.

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