Programming is your Room Leader’s plan of learning for the day. It’s a series of activities and themes to support your child’s learning and development based on the Early Years Learning Framework. We’ll work with you to learn more about your child and create a program that builds on their interests and abilities.
Early Years Learning Framework
The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) describes the principles, practices, and outcomes essential to support and enhance young children’s learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school. It is part of the Australian Government’s National Quality Framework for early childhood education and care.
The framework has a strong emphasis on play-based learning, and recognises the importance of communication and language (including early literacy and numeracy) and social and emotional development. Through implementing the EYLF in their programming, your centre’s educators are helping your child to develop:
a strong sense of identity.
connections with their world.
a strong sense of wellbeing.
confidence and involvement in their learning
effective communication skills.
Programming at Goodstart centres involves play-based learning. Babies and young children use play to explore the world around them and learn to understand it. Through play, they also develop communication, social, emotional and physical skills that are essential to their development.
Most families probably already use play-based learning at home. For example, playing with building blocks helps a child to build their spatial awareness, plus develop maths and fine motor skills. It’s an important ingredient of inspiring a love of learning in young children.
Find out more about the EYLF
or talk to the team at your centre.