Sefton Infants School

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Telephone02 9644 4079

Emailseftoninf-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Early years learning framework

Sefton Infants Preschool follows the Early years learning framework (EYLF) to guide the high quality teaching and learning experiences offered in its program. Fundamental to the framework is a view of children's lives as characterised by belonging, being and becoming.

Learning outcomes

The five learning outcomes of the EYLF are designed to capture the integrated and complex learning and development of preschool aged children. The learning outcomes are as follows:

1.  Children have a strong sense of identity

  • Children feel safe, secure and supported.
  • Children develop their emerging autnomy, inter-dependence, resilience and sense of agency.
  • Children develop knowledgeable and confident self identities.
  • Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect.

2. Children are connected with and contribute to their world

  • Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation.
  • Children respond to diversity with respect.
  • Children become aware of fairness.
  • Children become socially responsible and show respect to the environment.

3. Children have a strong sense of wellbeing

  • Children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing.
  • Children take unceasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing.

4. Children are confident and involved learners

  • Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm,persistence, imagination and reflexivity.
  • Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, enquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating.
  • Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another.
  • Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials.

5. Children are effective communicators

  • Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes.
  • Children engage with a range of textx and gain meaning from these texts.
  • Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media.
  • Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work.
  • Children use information and cmmunication technologies to access information, investigate ideas and represent their thinking.

Further information for families on the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) can be found on the attached document: EYLF family info (PDF 975 KB).