Being, belonging, becoming
Being, belonging and becoming are the three strands of the Early Years Learning Framework, or EYLF.
The EYLF has been adopted across Australia as the framework within which early childhood education takes place. All early childhood educators – whether they work in traditional kindergartens, long-day care or family daycare – are now expected to work within this framework.
In Victoria, the EYLF has been extended and incorporated into the VEYLDF – a statement of learning outcomes for children across the spectrum from infancy into the early years of primary school.
EYLF is a rather euphonious acronym. Puts me in mind of elves. I rather like this association, as I think about creating good outdoor play spaces. EYLFs in my kinder garden.
And I find being, belonging and becoming rather poetic.