The Early Years Learning Framework
At the heart of Goodstart’s program is “Belonging, Being and Becoming”, the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) for Australia. This is the Australian Government’s national framework for early childhood education, and a key component of the National Quality Framework (NQF) for early childhood education and care which is designed to encourage continuous improvement of education and care services across Australia. The EYLF defines the principles, practices and outcomes essential to every early learning program and is designed to ensure all children, from birth to five years of age, receive high quality learning experiences.
The Framework has a strong emphasis on play-based learning and aims to achieve five overall 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.
You can find more information about the NQF at http://acecqa.gov.au
You can download the Early Years Learning Framework Families Guide at http://education.gov.au/early-years-learning-framework