Find out more about the early years learning framework offered at Offspring Early Learning Centre
At Offspring, the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) supports our early learning programs. The Framework recognises that early childhood is a vital period in children’s learning and development. Our educators work tirelessly to ensure our dynamic and inspiring programs are executed to offer a rich and rewarding educational experience for all children in our care.
Belonging, Being and Becoming, the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) is at the heart of Offspring Early Learning Centre‘s program. EYLF is the Australian government’s national framework for early childhood education and care which is designed to encourage continuous improvement of education and care services across Australia.
EYLF embodies the idea of ‘belonging, being and becoming’
Belonging is all about children’s relationships with the people and communities around them. Children belong first to a family, a cultural group, a neighbourhood and wider community. This sense of belonging forms the basis of a child’s sense of identity.
This requires our educators to recognise and integrate the uniqueness of each community into the service’s daily practices. It also means working with families to ensure children’s needs are met.
Being simply means allowing children to be children. It is about being in the moment and children learning about themselves, engaging in all the experiences life has to offer and meeting everyday challenges.
At our centre, this means we help your children to explore the world around them, take safe risks and make mistakes in order to learn valuable lessons.
Becoming focuses on children’s growth and development in these early years. It is these formative years in which children’s identities, knowledge, understandings, capacities, skills and relationships change and evolve depending on surrounding events and environments.
In an early learning setting, this means providing a nurturing and stimulating environment that helps children learn about themselves and the world around them.
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 well-being
- Children are confident and involved learners
- Children are effective communicators
Find more information about the NQF here, and the Early Years Learning Framework Families Guide here.