Belonging, Being and Becoming

Early Years Learning Framework.

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Children’s learning is ongoing and each child will progress towards the outcomes in different and equally meaningful ways. Learning is not always predictable and linear. Educators plan with each child and the outcomes in mind.

- From the Early Years Learning Framework

Learning Outcomes

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Outcome 1

Children have a strong sense of identity.

Children learn about themselves and construct their own identity within the context of their families and communities. At Happy Valley Community Children’s Centre we support children to develop a sense of belonging by ensuring they feel accepted, develop attachments and build trust with those that care for them.

In line with Outcome 1 of the Early Years Learning Framework we strive to ensure that:

To see the guidelines our Educators use to promote this learning or for further information regarding outcomes, please refer to the Early Years Learning Framework document.

Outcome 2

Children are connected with and contribute to their world.

Experiencing relationships and participating in communities helps foster a sense of belonging, being and becoming for children. From birth, children experience living and learning with others in a range of communities. At Happy Valley Children’s Community Centre we create environments that encourage children to communicate and contribute to their world and engage with their peers and Educators in meaningful and sustainable ways. This supports the development of the social skills required to help them become a positive member of their communities and the greater world.

In line with Outcome 2 of the Early Years Learning Framework we strive to ensure that:

To see the guidelines our educators use to promote this learning or for further information regarding outcomes, please refer to the Early Years Learning Framework document.

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Outcome 3

Children have a strong sense of wellbeing.

We acknowledge that children’s wellbeing can be affected by their experiences within and outside of their early childhood settings. At Happy Valley Community Children’s Centre our Educators support children to develop a sense of wellbeing by providing warm, trusting relationships and predictable, safe environments. We respect and affirm all the physical, emotional, social, cultural, cognitive, linguistic, creative and spiritual aspects of being for all children in our care.

In line with Outcome 3 of the Early Years Learning Framework we strive to ensure that:

To see the guidelines our educators use to promote this learning or for further information regarding outcomes, please refer to the Early Years Learning Framework document.

Outcome 4

Children are confident and involved learners.

In a supportive active-learning environment, children who are confident and involved learners are increasingly able to take responsibility for their own learning, personal regulation and can contribute positively to the social environment. We support children to be confident and involved learners at Happy Valley Community Children’s Centre by providing a fun and supportive environment. We create experiences that optimise their learning through play and use positive reinforcement to encourage curiosity, imagination and critical thinking.

In line with Outcome 4 of the Early Years Learning Framework we strive to ensure that:

To see the guidelines our Educators use to promote this learning or for further information regarding outcomes, please refer to the Early Years Learning Framework document.

Outcome 5

Children are effective communicators.

Effective communication is crucial to belonging, being and becoming. Our Educators focus on helping children communicate well through a range of experiences with language, literacy and numeracy. Happy Valley Community Children’s Centre encourages and supports children to be effective communicators, a vital skill for successful learning and belonging within their family and communities.

In line with Outcome 5 of the Early Years Learning Framework we strive to ensure that:

To see the guidelines our Educators use to promote this learning or for further information regarding outcomes, please refer to the Early Years Learning Framework document.