Early Years Learning Framework

The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) is an early childhood curriculum framework, which will guide educators in developing quality, education programs. The EYLF has a strong emphasis on play-based learning. The EYLF also recognises the importance of communication and language (including early literacy and numeracy) and social and emotional development. In addition, the ELYF has a focus on successful transition to formal schooling.

The framework describes the principles, practice and outcomes to support and enhance young children's learning from birth to five years, as well as their transition to school. This will help ensure consistency in the delivery of learning programmes across Australia.

The Early Years Learning Framework has been developed collaboratively by the Australian and state and territory governments with substantial input from the child care and early learning sector and early childhood academics.

A Families Guide to the Early Years Learning Framework has been developed and is available on the Department of Education and Training website Department of Education and Training website.