The Australian and state and territory governments developed the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) with input from:
• the early childhood sector
• early childhood academics.
The EYLF is important for children’s education in early learning services. Its principles, practices and learning outcomes guide teachers and educators in their work. It ensures a minimum standard of quality across early learning environments.
Teaching about reconciliation and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing and being is an important part of the EYLF.
Appreciating and embedding diverse teaching practices into your service impacts your early learners’ hearts, minds and actions. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives are explicit throughout the EYLF including the vision, principles, practices and outcomes.
In turn, teaching this content contributes to meeting the EYLF’s learning outcomes:
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.