The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)
The EYLF forms the foundation for ensuring that children in all early childhood education and care settings experience quality teaching and learning. It has a specific emphasis on play-based learning and recognises the importance of communication and language (including early literacy and numeracy) and social and emotional development. Early childhood educators guided by the Framework will reinforce in their daily practice the principles laid out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (the Convention). The Convention states that all children have the right to an education that lays a foundation for the rest of their lives, maximises their ability, and respects their family, cultural and other identities and languages. The Convention also recognises children’s right to play and be active participants in all matters affecting their lives.
Children at Elanora Heights Community Preschool are provided with opportunities to participate in a wide range of experiences, carefully planned by highly qualified Educators to enhance and maximise the development of each child. Our Indoor and Outdoor Programs are guided by the unique strengths, interests and needs of the children. Each child’s learning and development is assessed or evaluated by Educators as part of an ongoing cycle of observation, analysing learning, documentation, planning, implementation and reflection. The Preschool also schedules a number of visiting performers and excursions throughout the year to enhance the children’s learning.