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The Early Years Learning Framework


									EYLF in
  The National Quality Agenda
• The EYLF is part of the
  National Quality Agenda
• An integral part of the ‘new
  system’ that is being
  developed for early
  childhood, including all
  early childhood services
• Links with quality
        COAG Communiqué
• National Early Childhood
  Development Strategy
• National Early Years
  Workforce strategy
• National approach to
  quality and regulation
• Implementation of Early
  Years Learning Framework

              July 2nd 2009
      First National framework
• EYLF is the first Early
  Childhood national
  curriculum framework ever
  introduced in Australia
• In SA it will replace the first
  2 phases of the SACSA
  framework from the
  beginning of 2010
          Who is EYLF for?
• EYLF is for all early childhood
  educators in child care,
  preschool and family day care
• EYLF is expected to be used
  by all educators for children
  aged birth to five and for their
  transitions to school
          The bigger picture
• It is expected that EYLF will
  underpin all early childhood
  education and care
  programs and initiatives in
  SA and nationally
      When does it happen?
• Services will be expected to begin working
  with EYLF from the start of 2010
              In South Australia
• We are in a very strong
  position to implement this
  framework, and the changes
  that will come with it
• our history and experience
  with curriculum frameworks,
  tri-level collaboration, birth –
  age 8 policy positions and
  professional learning
  approaches support the
 What is the framework based on?

•EYLF is based on conclusive
national and international
evidence as to the importance
of early childhood
•Considerable input from the
early childhood sector,
academics and Australian
State and Territory
• EYLF has strong connections with Reflect,
  Respect, Relate, and other DECS resources
• RRR is a primary supporting resource for EYLF
• Connections with DIAf are currently being
 Early Years Learning Framework
           for Australia

The vision:
That all children
experience learning that
is engaging and builds
success for life.
   Belonging, Being, Becoming
• Themes of the
• Reflecting children’s lives
• Acknowledges
  relationships, the
  importance of the ‘here
  and now’, and the
  change that children
            The Principles
• Secure, respectful and
  reciprocal relationships
• Partnerships
• High expectations and
• Respect for diversity
• Ongoing learning and
  reflective practice
              The Practices
• Holistic approaches
• Responsiveness to
• Learning through play
• Intentional teaching
• Learning environments
• Cultural competence
• Continuity of learning and
• Assessing for learning
  The EYLF 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
Is EYLF a syllabus or a curriculum

               • EYLF is a framework
       • It doesn’t tell educators what to teach
 • It provides direction about intent, pedagogy and
   outcomes for children’s learning and provides the
         foundation for specific, local curriculum
         EYLF and planning
• EYLF supports a
  model of curriculum
  planning as an
  ongoing cycle
• Working in
  partnership with
• Learning through play
• Intentional teaching
‘Making a difference for Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander children’

COAG is committed to
improving educational
achievement for Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander
ECEC has a crucial role to
play in this.
Early Childhood educators are
• accountable for
  implementing EYLF
• assessing, documenting and
  reporting on children’s
  learning outcomes
• providing an active learning

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