Early Childhood Education and Care

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Learning Framework

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At Carramar Early Education and Care Centre we acknowledge the importance of play in early childhood development.

Play is non-threatening, spontaneous, and meaningful. Through play babies and young children explore and learn to understand the world around them as they communicate, discover, imagine and create. When children play they are showing what they have learned and what they are trying to understand. As they play with other children they create social groups, test out ideas, challenge each other’s thinking and build new understandings.

This is why play is one of the foundations of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).

We use this Framework to guide children’s play by carefully designing learning activities and stimulating indoor and outdoor learning environments. We also acknowledge that each child is unique and therefore will progress at their own pace.

The EYLF is a key component of the National Quality Framework which has been developed by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to assist educators to provide young children throughout Australia with opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for success in the future.

The Framework’s vision is for all children to experience play-based learning that is engaging and builds success for life.

  • Belonging is the basis for living a fulfilling life. Children feel they belong because of the relationships they have with their family, community, culture and place.
  • Being is about living here and now. Childhood is a special time in life and children need time to just ‘be’- time to play, try new things and have fun.
  • Becoming is about the learning and development that young children experience. Children start to form their sense of identity from an early age, which shapes the type of adult they will become.The framework focuses on your child’s learning. Educators will work with you in order to get to know your child and we’ll create a learning program that builds on your child’s interests and abilities.  We’ll keep you in touch with your child’s progress.

Through the Framework’s five learning goals,  our team will help your child develop:

  1. Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
  2. Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  3. Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
  4. Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
  5. Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators
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