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Early Years Learning Framework

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The framework Belonging, Being and Becoming - The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF) is the foundation document for early years education. The EYLF was developed by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

The EYLF recognises the complex nature of young children’s learning and provides principles and practices to guide educators working with children birth to 5 years of age. The EYLF has five 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 communicators.

Educators use the outcomes to observe children and plan for their ongoing development. When using the EYLF, educators acknowledge that children learn in a variety of ways and that quality learning environments are inclusive of all children.


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