The National Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) guides the curriculum at Mel Maria. This 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 recognises the importance of communication and language (including early literacy and numeracy) and social and emotional development. Fundamental to the EYLF is a view of children’s lives as characterised by belonging, being and becoming.
The learning outcomes are:
- Children have a strong sense of identity
- Children are connected with and contribute to their world
- Children have a strong sense of well-being
- Children are confident and involved learners
- Children are effective communicators.
These are achieved through the strong relationships developed with families and the stimulating play environment that provokes children to explore, question, collaborate and reflect.
"Each child is unique and the protagonist of his or her own growth. Children desire to acquire knowledge, have much capacity for curiosity and amazement, and yearn to create relationships with others and communicate. “ Loris Malaguzzi