The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) describes the principles, practices and outcomes essential to support and enhance young children's learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school.
The framework has a strong emphasis on play based learning and recognises the importance of communication, language and social and emotional development.
The learning outcomes of the Framework;
1. Children have a strong sense of identity
2. Children are connected with & contribute to their world
3. Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
4. Children are confident and involved learners
5. Children are effective communicators
All YMCA Early Learning Centres implement the EYLF. Educators use the learning outcomes to guide their planning for children's learning and continually assess learning to inform further planning. Learning outcomes are most likely to be achieved when early childhood educators work in partnership with families.
Applying the core YMCA values of Honesty, Respect, Caring and Responsibility assist educators to foster strong partnerships with families. Positive and strong partnerships have a significant impact in increasing children's involvement and success in learning.