Early Year Le...

Early Year Learning Framework

The Framework draws on conclusive evidence that early childhood is a vital period in children’s learning and development.  It advocates a play-based environment as it believes children learn through play.  It recognizes the importance of language (early literacy and numeracy) and communication, social and emotional development.

Fundamental to the Framework is the view of children’s lives having the elements of belonging, being and becoming.  It conveys the highest expectations for all children’s learning from birth to five years and through the transitions to school.




It communicates these expectations through the following five Learning Outcomes:

  • 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 learners
  • Children are effective communicators

Children’s learning is the core of the framework.  Educators observe and assess each child in order to create more learning opportunities.  The planning of the curriculum is an ongoing cycle.  Drawing on their professional knowledge and working closely with the families, the educators design the programs that are based on the children’s interests and strengths; and are appropriate for their needs.