About the Early Years Learning Framework
The Early Years Learning Framework (the Framework) is Australia’s first early childhood education curriculum framework. It ensures a nationally consistent approach to education for children from birth to age five years. The Framework has a specific emphasis on play based learning, recognises the importance of communication, language, social and emotional development and is designed to be used in partnership with families – children’s first and most influential educators.
Principles of the Early Years Learning Framework
The Framework underpins the National Quality Standard and defines principles and practice for improving quality in early childhood education. The Framework describes five learning outcomes to ensure young children received the best start to life-long learning. These include that children should:
- have a strong sense of identity
- be connected with, and contribute to, their world
- have a strong sense of wellbeing
- be confident and involved learners
- be effective communicators.