OUR PROGRAMS

The Early Years Learning Framework

The Framework forms the foundation for ensuring that children in all early childhood education and care settings experience quality teaching and learning. It has a specific emphasis on play-based learning and recognizes the importance of communication and language (including early literacy and numeracy) and social and emotional development. The Framework has been designed for use by early childhood educators working in partnership with families, children’s first and most influential educators.

Early childhood educators guided by the Framework will reinforce in their daily practice the principles laid out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (the Convention). The Convention states that all children have the right to an education that lays a foundation for the rest of their lives, maximizes their ability, and respects their family, cultural and other identities and languages. The Convention also recognizes children’s right to play and be active participants in all matters affecting their lives.

My Time, Our Place

The Framework has been designed for use by school age care educators working in partnership with children, their families and the community, including schools.
This Framework is linked to the Early Years Learning Framework which focuses on children from
birth to five years. It extends the principles, practices and outcomes to the contexts and age range of the children and young people who attend school age care settings.


Educators guided by the Framework will reinforce in their daily practice the principles laid out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (the Convention). The Convention states that all children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities. The Convention also recognizes children’s rights to be active participants in all matters affecting their lives and respects their family, cultural and other identities and languages.