The Early Years Learning Framework is a guide educators use that governs our educational curriculum and they way in which we engage children to learn and develop skills. The framework has a vision for children’s learning. This vision is upheld by our Educators who are passionate about implementing the framework at our service.
“Being, Belonging and Becoming”, refers to how children are linked to family, community, culture and place.
Being – to experience what is happening here and now, life in the present. For children, understanding that they are accepted for who they are and knowing that others care about them is important. Childhood is a time to play, try new things and have fun. When a child has a sense of being, they build and maintain relationships with others, take part in life’s journey and face challenges in everyday life.
Belonging – children feel they belong because of the relationships they have with their family, community, culture and place. When children have a sense of belonging, they are more confident, feel more secure, are more creative and more likely to explore the world of learning.
Becoming – to experience change through different events and circumstances in one’s life. A child’s sense of becoming refers to the changes they experience as they grow, learn and develop.
Within early childhood, a child’s sense of being changes overtime as they gain knowledge, extend their understandings, create relationships and develop skills. Through these relationships a child’s development and learning takes place as they begin to explore, develop interests, create their own identity and make meaning to the world around them.
It is our goal to support your child to be an active participant in their own learning, to come to place where they feel a sense of belonging, and to support them in their learning journey!
The Early Years Learning Framework has five outcomes Educators use to govern and link to children’s learning, the outcomes are:
Outcome 1- Children have a strong sense of identity
Outcome 2- Children are connected with and contribute to their world
Outcome 3- Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
Outcome 4- Children are confident and involved learners
Outcome 5- Children are effective communicators