Continuing to support children's learning from home

ECE digital learning packs are supporting families to keep their children engaged when learning from home.

The Early childhood digital learning packs 2022 provide easy-to-use timetabled activities for families to support the continuity of learning for children aged 3-5 years when they are unable to attend their early childhood service.

Developed by early childhood professionals, the packs are also a capability building resource for educators, providing suggested activities that cover a range of learning areas aligned with the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) outcomes.

Senior Project Officer Bridget Bardon, a team member who worked on the resources, said the packs were created in response to the pandemic, to help educators and families support their preschool child's learning at home.

“We know that due to pandemic restrictions, and more recently flooding and other severe weather events, that at times, children’s access to early childhood education has been reduced, so it is critical to have resources available to maintain their learning,” she said.

All activities have a learning goal and link to the EYLF, with each weekly timetable meeting the universal access recommendation of 15 hours a week of preschool education.

“The guided learning packs are designed to be easy to navigate, making learning from home easier for children and their families,” Bridget said.

“To ensure the packs are inclusive and accessible, including for students from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander children and families, and children with disability, our team worked closely with a range of experts across the department.”

The 2022 packs build on the resources developed last year, which are also still accessible and were viewed more than 250,000 times in 2021.

“We hope the digital learning packs continue to keep children engaged in learning when at home, and educators may use them as an additional professional learning opportunity to consolidate their own practices,” she said.

Six weeks’ worth of timetabled learning activities are currently available, view the latest Early childhood digital learning packs.

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