Early Years Learning Framework

The Early Years Learning Framework aim is to extend and enrich children’s learning from birth to five years as well through the transition to school.

The frame was developed by The Council of Australian Governments to provide young children with opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for future success in learning.

The framework draws on conclusive international evidence that early childhood is a vital period in children’s learning and development. It has been developed with considerable input from the early childhood sector, early childhood academics and the Australian, state and territory governments.

This forms the foundation for ensuring that children in early childhood education settings are receiving an education program which sets specific emphasis on play based learning as well as catering to all areas of development for each individual child; as a whole child.

The framework is based on the following learning outcomes which build on the children’s knowledge, understanding and individual development.

  • Children have a strong sense of identity
  • Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  • Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
  • Children are confident and involved learner
  • Children are effective learners

These outcomes aid in forming interactive exciting and educational programs for the children within all rooms.