Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF) is the nationally approved learning framework for children aged 0 – 5 years. It is part of the National Quality Framework.
The EYLF developed by the Australian Government in consultation with state and territory governments, the early childhood education and care sector, and academics.
It was released in 2023 and is available from the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) website.
The EYLF guides early childhood teachers and educators in the design, delivery and evaluation of quality learning and development.
The EYLF provides an opportunity for educators across Australia to work towards:
- A clear focus on children’s learning and wellbeing
- A shared language for curriculum in the early childhood sector
- A base for planning, promoting and assessing learning
- Improved quality in early childhood settings
- Cultural security for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families
- Including families and communities in children’s learning.
The EYLF includes Vision, Principles, Practices and Learning Outcomes that support children’s learning, development and wellbeing.
The E4L Early Childhood Education Toolkit has been mapped to the five Learning Outcomes in the EYLF:
- 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
The Early Childhood Education Toolkit can help children’s education and care services consider the evidence on approaches across the five Learning Outcomes in the EYLF. Use the links below to access the Toolkit approaches mapped to each Learning Outcome.