The EYLF recognises that children learn at different rates, in different ways and at different times. It also acknowledges that children’s learning is dynamic, complex and holistic. Physical, social, emotional, personal, spiritual, creative, cognitive and linguistic aspects of learning are all intricately interwoven and interrelated.

Belonging, Being and Becoming

Supporting the EYLF framework is the view that children’s lives are characterised by belonging, being and becoming.

Knowing where and with whom you belong. It recognises children’s connections with others and the role of those relationships in defining their identity.

The here and now. Childhood is a time when we make meaning of our world. Through play we seek answers, create new experiences and have fun.

Children learn and grow through their experiences. These experiences shape children’s identities and the adult they become.

Learning Outcomes

There are five identified learning outcomes expected for all children from birth to five years, including their transition to school. They are:

  • 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