Fundamentals of Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)
Our Educators provide a high quality curriculum that is based on the fundamentals of the Early Years Learning Framework that will allow children to flourish and to enrich their learning, In conjunction with the Australian Government Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) our program encourages children to become involved by providing interest based activities, which enables them to develop their capabilities and at the same time build on needs and challenge their strengths.
We pride ourselves in a specific focus on the key aspects of this National Program “becoming Being and Belonging” in collaboration with the key learning outcomes.
We believe the value of play is of utmost importance to children as it is their way of learning about their world. While children are playing they are able to express their creative ability, release emotions and can share their feelings. Below is a list of the EYLF learning outcomes
Learning Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
1.1 Children feel safe, secure, and supported.
1.2 Children develop their emerging autonomy, inter-dependence, resilience and sense of agency.
1.3 Children develop knowledgeable and confident self identities.
1.4 Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect.
Learning Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
2.1 Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation.
2.2 Children respond to diversity with respect.
2.3 Children become aware of fairness.
2.4 Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment.
Learning Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
3.1 Children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing.
3.2 Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing.
Learning Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity.
4.2 Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating.
4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another.
4.4 Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials.
Learning Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators
5.1 Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes.
5.2 Children engage with a range of texts and gain meaning from these texts.
5.3 Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media.
5.4 Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work.
5.5 Children use information and communication technologies to access information, investigate ideas and represent their thinking.
Transition to School
As your child approaches school we ensure they are ready for this important transition by integrating a school readiness program as part of their daily experiences. Ekidna has a one of a kind school readiness program that ensures that the transition to your child’s school of choice will be a smooth and happy one.
The School Readiness program incorporates pre-writing and reading skills using the latest technological resources as well science experiments and maths concepts where children can learn about the world around them as well as exploring and learning key life skills. For you as a parent we hold mid-year parent teacher meetings and Parent Information Events to give you further incite, and to keep you up to date with your child’s School Readiness program.