The early childhood years are an important period in children's learning and development. The department supports teachers through professional learning and resources.
Early Years Learning Framework
The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) is an approved curriculum framework designed to support and promote children's learning in all early childhood services, including the department's 100 preschools.
All schools with preschools have packs containing the following documents.
- Belonging, being and becoming: Early Years Learning Framework for Australia
- Educator's guide to the Early Years Learning Framework
- Learning Framework in Action – stories and models for practice
- Belonging, being and becoming: the Early Years Framework for Australia – information for families. This document is available in 20 translated languages.
The following websites and resources provide additional support for early childhood educators.
The following links will assist teaching the importance of healthy eating and an active lifestyle to young children.