Engaging education and quality care for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years
At Blinky Belle Preschool, our programing supports the National Quality Framework provided by the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). A key component of this is the Australian Government’s Belonging, Being and Becoming – Early Year Learning Framework (EYLF), which recognises that early childhood is a vital period in children’s learning and development.
It also offers a vision where ‘all children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life’. And it has been designed so that early childhood services like ours can develop our own strategies to implement its objectives. This includes working with you to learn more about your child, and creating programs that build on their own unique interests and abilities.
Belonging, Being and Becoming
The framework’s vision is for all children to experience play-based learning that is engaging and builds success for life through:
Belonging – this is the basis for living a fulfilling life. Children feel they belong because of the relationships they have with their family, community, culture and place.
Being – this is about living here and now. Childhood is a special time in life and children need time to just ‘be’ —time to play, try new things and have fun.
Becoming – this is about the learning and development that young children experience. Children start to form their sense of identity from an early age, which shapes the type of adult they will become.
The framework also recognises that children learn through play, which enables educators to develop programs that are responsive to children’s interests, ideas, strengths and abilities. Through play they explore and learn to understand the world around them as they discover, communicate, imagine and create. This approach allows us to actively work towards the ACECQA’s important learning outcomes