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:
- Living practice with Early Years Learning Framework
- Connecting with Families? Bringing the Early Years Learning Framework to life in your community
Here are some additional discussion and research papers educators might be interested in:
- A national quality framework for early childhood education and care – a discussion paper
- A research paper to inform the development of an Early Years Learning Framework for Australia
- Early Years Learning Framework in action – educators' stories and models in practice
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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