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Teaching in early childhood video (2:20)

Narrator – The Early Years Learning Framework is used by teachers and educators in early childhood services to provide guidance on how and what to teach in the first five years of children’s lives.

Research shows that high-quality early childhood education is vital in children’s learning and development.

The experiences that children have in their first five years of life have lasting impacts on their future outcomes.

The Early Years Learning Framework guides educators to deliver high-quality learning experiences, placing children at the centre of their learning and recognises the influence of their family, culture, community, early childhood setting and other significant relationships.

It is based on three themes that lay a strong foundation for lifelong learning and wellbeing. Belonging significantly influences a child's sense of connection to learning. Being emphasises the importance of allowing children time to explore, make meaning and apply their learning while 'becoming' focuses on the rapid growth in skills and understanding that is happening in the early childhood years.

The way children learn in the early childhood years is fundamentally different from later learning at school. This is why the framework includes a set of practices and core teaching principles that value relationships, high expectations, equity and teachers reflecting on their practice.

The Early Years Learning Framework focuses on the best way to help children learn, and the principles, practices and outcomes that drive their learning. The learning that happens in early childhood connects to the different kind of learning children will experience at school.

For more information visit our website – education.nsw.gov.au/early-learning-resources.

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