Presentation on theme: "Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework"— Presentation transcript:
1 Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework Information for families
2 What is the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework? A document which describes what children should learn between the age of birth and eight yearsOutlines early childhood professionals will work together, and with families, to support children’s learning.NB. You may want to distribute copies of the Victorian and National Early Years Framework for parents.
3 What is it all about?The Framework aims to highlight the importance of:Play based learningProfessionals talking to each otherRecognising that all children learn in different ways and at different rates and timesFamilies as their child's first teacher. Families understand their children better than anyone else.
4 Why is there an Early Years Learning and Development Framework? Research tells us:The first eight years of a child’s life is when they do their most important learningThis time should be full of play and opportunities to explore the world around themFrom birth, learning and development at each stage of life forms the building blocks for the next.
5 What does it say about learning? The Framework identifies five learning outcomes for all children from birth to eight years.These outcomes have a broad view of the kind of knowledge and skills all children need for them to become confident and happy through their life.
6 Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity Having a strong sense of identity means that children can:build secure relationships with friends, family and other people in their livesinteract with others in a constructive and respectful wayreach out and communicate their needs for comfort and assistance
7 Outcome 2 Children are connected with and contribute to their world Being connected with and contributing to the world means that children can:explore their world by making new friendslearn about fairness and how to live independently and with other peopleunderstand the natural environment
8 Outcome 3 Children have a strong sense of wellbeing Having a strong sense of wellbeing means that children:have good mental and physical healthare confidentunderstand the benefits of strong social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing
9 Outcome 4 Children are confident and involved learners Being a confident and involved learner means that children:Enjoy learningAre curious, confident and creativeShow persistence to keep tryingUse their imagination to solve problemsCan use technologies to find new information
10 Outcome 5 Children are effective communicators Being an effective communicator means that children:Interact verbally and non-verbally with other peopleEnjoy reading and being read toEnjoy singing, talking, counting and rhymingCan see patterns in numbers and shapes
11 How early childhood professionals will support your child’s learning Discuss your child’s learning with youAsk advice from other professionals if they are concerned about your child’s learningRespect your families values, beliefs and decisionsRecognise that all children can learn, but some children require additional help to learnUse the most effective teaching strategies to support your child to learn
12 What can I do to support my child’s learning at home? Families are the most important people in supporting children’s learning and development. You can support your child’s learning at home by:Reading to themEncouraging them to ask questionsPlaying singing and rhyming gamesEncouraging their attempts at new thingsEncouraging them to be involved in household activitiesEncouraging them to talk and interact with others
13 What else can I do to support my child’s learning? There’s also a range of services you can access which have earlychildhood programs including:Local librariesMuseumsLocal parksMaternal and child health servicePlaygroupKindergarten and long day careSporting organisations and;Specialist children’s services.If you have concerns about your child’s learning, you can talk to your earlychildhood educator or your maternal and child health nurse who canprovide you with advice or a referral.
14 What can I do to support my child’s Transition to school? If your child is beginning school, work with your child’s educator to complete a Transition Learning andDevelopment Statement, for your child. This helps Prep teachers to get to know your child and plantheir learning.