The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) was developed by the Australian and state and territory governments with input from the early childhood sector and early childhood academics.
Curriculum documents, such as the EYLF, are essential to the effective education of children in early learning services. An important aspect of the EYLF is teaching about diversity, specifically Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing and being, and appreciating how these teaching practices impact the hearts, minds and actions of early learners.
Educators’ teaching and learning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing and being is supported by the principles and practices of the EYLF, and will contribute to supporting the Framework’s five intended learning outcomes. These principles, practices and desired learning outcomes guide teachers and educators in their professional practice and ensure a minimum standard of quality is achieved across early learning environments.