The Early Years Learning Framework is an Australia wide curriculum that has been established for early years learning services by the Commonwealth Government.
The Early Years Learning Framework – Belonging, Being and Becoming describes the principles, practice 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 as play is the best vehicle for young children’s learning, providing the most appropriate stimulus for brain development. The Framework also recognises the importance of communication and language (including early literacy and numeracy) and social and emotional development
The daily program is based on “The Early Years Learning Framework in Practice” designed to meet the individual needs and interests of the children. At Orana Community Preschool we believe strongly in the pedagogy, principles and practices underpinning The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). The program will reflect the five learning outcomes:
- Children have a strong sense of self
- 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
- Group Work
- Creative Skills
- Problem Solving
- Self Help Skills
- Social Skills
- Cognitive Skills
- School readiness skills
- Gross Motor
- Fine Motor
- Science Skills
- Pre- reading
- Eye\Hand\Foot synchronization
- Spatial Skill
Designed to facilitate children’s learning and exploration through the provision of resources and materials which offer choice, opportunity and discovery. We acknowledge that in play the emphasis is on process and not product and we value the learning that is gained through experimentation and investigation. We are very fortunate to have a well-resourced preschool and resources are readily available in the environment to accommodate the children’s current interests and capabilities. Learning areas are set up in a way that encourages the children to make independent choices and decisions. Low open shelves with a variety of resources allow the children to take on an active role in their own play and discovery.
There will be a balance of indoor and outdoor experiences initiated and programed from interests and developmental needs of the child.
Staff observe each child and record developmental progress. These records are available for parents to view.