The Victorian Early Years Learning and Development framework

Elles Belles Early Learning has implemented the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF), which adopts a comprehensive approach to children’s learning and development. The VEYLDF recognises health as a crucial enabler for learning and development from birth, viewing children’s wellbeing from birth as both a prerequisite for and an outcome of learning. Supportive relationships and active skill-building with adults in their family and community are central to children’s wellbeing. The VEYLDF upholds the image of the child as a rights holder and a competent learner with capacities to learn from birth, setting out outcomes and practices to guide early childhood professionals in their work with all families and their young children from birth. Supporting children to progress toward these outcomes, in conjunction with their families, is at the core of the VEYLDF.

The VEYLDF lays a foundation for educators to further extend upon, ensuring that children in all early childhood education and care settings experience high-quality teaching and learning. It is designed not only to guide educators in children’s learning and development in the early years but also to assist families. Families are the primary role models for their children, providing the caring relationships, opportunities, and experiences that shape children’s learning and development for their future.

The five learning outcomes are designed to capture the integrated and complex learning and development of all children across the birth to five age range:

  • Children have a strong sense of identity.
  • 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.

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