Belonging, Being & Becoming


The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia

EYLF is the official early childhood curriculum framework for South Australia.

More information can be found on the  EYLF page on the DECD early years website 

The Early Years Learning Framework describes childhood as a time of belonging, being and becoming.

Belonging 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 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 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.

Educators use this Framework in a range of early childhood settings, including long day care, preschools and family day care to ensure that your child receives a high quality experience. It has been created and trialled by experienced early childhood educators, academics, parents and carers.

The Framework focuses on children's learning. Educators will work with families in order to get to know each child and will create a learning program that builds on children's interests and abilities, and keep parents informed about each child's progress.

Through the Framework's five learning outcomes educators will assist children develop:


Please contact Sue Tarr, phone 85220934, if your staff team would like to access training and development which is designed to support educators to engage in relective practice as they implement the Early Years Learning Framework.

Early Years Learning Framework Professional Learning Program

The Early Years Learning Framework Professional Learning Program (EYLF PLP) provides ongoing professional support to services.  (see web link below)

The EYLF PLP has the following separate but interrelated elements:



Early Years Learning Framework

Educator's Guide to the Early Years Learning Framework

EYLF Families Guide

EYLF guide in other languages

Early Year Learning Framework Professional Learning Program

Early Childhood Australia Website

For further information about the EYLF in South Australia follow this link:  Early Years Learning Framework in SA

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