March 12, 2016

The Early Years Learning Framework

Our learning program is directly based on the innovative Early Years Learning Framework for Australia, following the Victorian Early Years Learning and Developmental Framework closely. The framework has been adopted by nationwide early learning centres because it includes practice principles and desired outcomes for children, families and educators to further every child’s development.

At Little Assets, we encourage our children to participate in a variety of activities that are designed to extend their knowledge and skills. Our main learning areas include:

  • Language
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Social sciences
  • Art
  • Health & nutrition
  • Physical wellbeing


Why Is The Early Years Learning Framework So Important?

At each stage of their life, a child’s education and development creates the foundation for the next phase. During the period between birth and eight years, children experience a higher level of rapid brain development than any other period of their lives – it is our passion to make sure children acquire as many skills as possible during this time.

By the time they enter formal schooling, children have already developed communication, learning, and thinking skills. They have begun building and maintaining relationships, and they have formed a strong understanding of their own identity. These milestones are the foundation for lifelong learning.

Victorian  Early Years Learning Framework

The Victorian Framework

The Victorian Framework sets the highest expectations for every child. It identifies five Early Years Learning and Development Outcomes for all children.

  1. Children have a strong sense of identity
  2. Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  3. Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
  4. Children are confident and involved learners
  5. Children are effective communicators

The Victorian Framework describes each of these outcomes for children from birth to eight years of age, linking the learning outcomes from the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia to the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS) Levels 1 and 2. These outcomes provide a shared language for all early childhood professionals and families to use when planning for a child’s learning and development.

The link below offers access to a PDF of the framework.

Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework


Enrol Your Child at Little Assets Early Learning Centre

At Little Assets, we place a high level of importance on your child’s nutrition and safety. We incorporate indoor and outdoor learning areas where each child’s individual skills are harnessed – this is achieved by focusing on their interests and strengths. Our educators create an individual portfolio to highlight a child’s journey using methods such as digital photographs, stories and observations.

Our teachers support and guide each child to reach their full potential. Help your child get the best possible start by enrolling them today. Call us on (03) 9620 2887 or contact us online for further information.