Educators use the national Early Years Learning Framework to guide the learning and development of children from birth to five years of age.
A range of early childhood settings, including family day care, child care centres, preschools and integrated centres use the framework to design play-based programs that encourage children's:
This approach to early learning aims to help your child develop:
- a strong sense of identity
- connections with their world
- a strong sense of wellbeing
- confidence and involvement in their learning
- effective communication skills.
To find more information about the Early Years Framework - including translation to other languages see Early Years Learning Framework
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