The learning program at Rona Glynn Preschool is designed using the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLFv2.0) Australia’s national Early Years Framework used cohesively alongside the NT Preschool Curriculum v2. Both were developed to assist educators to provide young children with opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for future success in learning. It has a strong emphasis on play-based learning and recognises the importance of communication and language (including literacy and numeracy) and social-emotional development.
Fundamental to the Framework is a view of children’s lives as characterised by belonging, being and becoming.
Belonging is the basis for living a fulfilling life. Children feel they belong because of the relationships 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 identity from an early age, which shapes the type of adult they will become.
The Frameworks put children’s learning at the core and comprises three inter-related elements: Principals, Practice and Learning Outcomes.