This is a new national early learning framework for children from birth to five years.
The Federal Government has developed the Early Years Learning Framework to ensure your child receives quality education programs in early childhood settings. This is a vital time for them to learn and develop.
It is a guide for early childhood educators who work with children from birth to five years. They will use the framework in partnership with families, children’s first and most influential educators, to develop learning programs responsive to children’s ideas, interests, strengths and abilities and recognize that children learn through their play.
The Early Years Learning Framework describes childhood as a time of belonging, being and becoming.
BELONGING is the basis for living a fulfilling life. Children feel they belong because of the relationships they have with their family, community, culture and place.
At Currumbin Pines Early Learning we see belonging:
BEING is about living here and now. Childhood is a special time in life and children need time to just “be” – time to play, try new things and have fun.
At Currumbin Pines Early Learning we see being:
At Currumbin Pines Early Learning we see becoming:
Play is very important for children. Through play babies and young children explore and learn to understand the world around them as they come to communicate, discover, imagine and create. When children play they are showing what they have learned and what they are trying to understand. This is why play is one of the foundations of the Early Years Learning Framework. By using this framework, educators will guide your child’s play by carefully designing learning activities and stimulating indoor and outdoor learning environments.
It is well known that children learn best when they have secure relationships with caring adults. When children from a very early age develop trusting relationships they feel more confident and able to explore and learn. Currumbin Pines Early Learning embraces the fact that when children feel emotionally secure they learn through play to develop the skills and understandings they need to interact positively with others and gradually learn to take responsibility.
The framework focuses on your child’s learning. Educators will work with you in order to get to know your child well. They will create a learning program that builds on your child’s interests and abilities, and keep you in touch with your child’s progress.
Through the framework’s five learning goals educators will assist your child to develop:
By working together with families, educators can enhance a child’s learning and well being. As the most important person in your child’s life you can make a difference by talking regularly with your child’s early childhood educator and asking about your child’s learning. Information you provide allows educators to link your child’s experiences at home with the time they spend together in the early childhood setting.
To find out more visit www.deewr.gov.au/earlychildhood
"The greatest gifts we can give children is the roots of Responsibility and the wings of Independence" Denis Waitley