Learning - The Early Years Framework

THE EARLY YEARS LEARNING FRAMEWORK 

 

The first four years in a child’s life are vitally important in terms of education for they are the years when a child is laying down foundations for future learning and participation in society.

 

Belonging, Being and Becoming - The Early Years Learning Framework describes the principles, practice and outcomes essential to support and enhance young children's learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school.

 

There are five broad outcomes which underpin our teaching pedagogy. 

  • 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

THE KINDERGARTEN CURRICULUM GUIDELINES 

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority is responsible for curriculum guidelines for all Western Australian Schools K-12. The Kindergarten Curriculum Guidelines focus on children’s learning and development consistent with the Early Years Learning Framework.

 

The Kindergarten Curriculum Guidelines are used by teachers to develop educational programs that extend and enrich children’s learning.  

 

The five areas of learning and development in the Guidelines are: 

  1. IDENTITY - Children have a strong sense of identity. 
  2. CONNECTING and CONTRIBUTING - Children are connected with and contribute to their world. 
  3. WELLBEING - Children have a strong sense of wellbeing. 
  4. LEARNING and THINKING - Children are confident and involved learners. 
  5. COMMUNICATING - Children are effective communicators. 

The Early Years Framework

 

All Kindergarten and Pre-Primary, children must be dropped off and picked up from the class by an adult  or caregiver. This is a legal requirement as part of our duty of care to your child. If your child is going home with someone other than you, please advise the teacher.