The framework’s vision is for all children to experience play-based learning that is engaging and builds success for life. It is a guide for early childhood educators who work with children from birth to five years and is used to develop programs responsive to children’s ideas, interests, strengths and abilities, recognising that children learn through their play.
The framework describes childhood as a time of Belonging, Being and Becoming. Children feel they belong because of the relationships they have with family, community, culture and place. Childhood is a special time in life and children need time for just being-to play, try new things and have fun. Children start to form their sense of identity from an early age.
Becoming is about the learning and development that young children experience.
Play Is Learning
Play is very important for children. Through play they explore and learn to understand the world around them as they come to communicate, discover, imagine and create. When children play they are showing what they have learned and what they are trying to understand. By using this Framework we will guide your child’s play by designing learning experiences and stimulating indoor and outdoor learning environments.
Relationships Are Key
Children learn best when they have secure relationships with caring adults. When children from a very early age develop trusting relationships they feel more confident and able to explore and learn. In early childhood settings, when children feel emotionally secure they learn through play to develop the skills and understandings they need to interact positively with others and gradually learn to take responsibility.
Through the Framework’s five learning goals we will assist your child to develop:
- A strong sense of their identity.
- Connections with their world.
- Strong sense of wellbeing.
- Confidence and involvement in their learning.
- Effective communication skills.
At Jelly Babies we are passionate about the Early Years Learning Framework and are committed to ensuring each child has the opportunity to reach their full potential.