"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world". Nelson Mandela
Belonging, Being & Becoming - Early Years Learning Framework
The Framework's Vision is for all children to experience play-based learning that is engaging and builds success for life.
It is a guide for early childhood educators who work with children from birth to five years. They will use the framework in partnership with families, children's first and most influential educators, to develop learning programs responsive to children's ideas, interests, strengths and abilities, and recognise that children learn through their play.
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 the belong because the relationship 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.