The Early Years Learning Framework recognizes the inextricable links that belonging, being and becoming have with learning. As part of this recognition, the framework elaborates learning outcomes, principles and practices for educators that will help them meet their professional goals while ensuring personal growth and well-being too. The following article provides definitions of belonging, being and becoming.
Developing a sense of belonging is crucial for children to feel secure and loved both in family relationships and the larger community. The following article provides strategies on how Educators can help in developing a child’s sense of belonging.
The EYLF Learning Outcomes are broad and observable. They acknowledge that children learn in a variety of ways and vary in their capabilities and pace of learning. Children’s learning is ongoing acknowledge that children learn in a variety of ways. The following article provides practical examples of each individual learning outcome that children will progress towards in different and equally meaningful ways.
EYLF Outcomes In Action provides examples of how each learning outcome can be demonstrated within the learning environment. These are great to display to show how children and Educators are actively engaging in each learning outcome.
In an early childhood setting pedagogical documentation refers to the practice of collecting and displaying evidence of the different ways children think and learn over a specific period of time. The following article provides strategies for collecting pedagogical documentation for future planning.