The EYLF bases all learning on the following ﬁve learning outcomes:
- Children have a strong sense of identity
- Children are connected with and contribute to their world
- Children have a strong sense of well-being
- Children are conﬁdent and involved learners
- Children are effective communicators.
Fundamental to the framework is a view of children's lives as characterised by belonging, being and becoming.
Belonging acknowledges children's interdependence with others and the basis of relationships in deﬁning identities. In early childhood, and throughout life, relationships are crucial to a sense of belonging.
Being recognises the signiﬁcance of the here and now in children's lives. It is about the present and them knowing themselves, building and maintaining relationships with others, engaging with life's joys and complexities, and meeting challenges in everyday life. Children's identities, knowledge, understandings, capacities, skills and relationships change during childhood.
Becoming reﬂects this process of rapid and signiﬁcant change that occurs in the early years as young children learn and grow.
‘Play provides opportunities for children to learn, as they discover, create, improvise and imagine. Play provides a supportive environment where children can ask questions, solve problems and engage in critical thinking’. Belonging, Being and Becoming – The EYLF.
Children are actively engaged in their learning and this enables them to develop greater self-awareness and understanding of the world in which they live. Learning experiences focus on the development of literacy and numeracy skills with a strong emphasis on the girls’ gross and fine motor development.
The dynamic ELC programmes aim to create confident, independent learners who can also work well in a group. Children are encouraged to think independently, to embrace new challenges, to work collaboratively, to build new friendships and to celebrate their successes.