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Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework: Birth to 8 years (VEYLDF)

Attachment 1 - Illustrative Maps from the VEYLDF to the Victorian Curriculum F-10

Illustrative Maps provide examples to support a continuity of learning between the revised VEYLDF Learning and Development Outcomes and the first three levels of the Victorian Curriculum F-10. These Maps enable early childhood professionals to plan experiences and opportunities that advance children’s learning.

Victorian Curriculum F-10

The Victorian Curriculum F-10 sets out what every student should learn during their first eleven years of schooling.  The curriculum is the common set of knowledge and skills required by students for life long-learning, social development and active and informed citizenship.

The Victorian Curriculum F-10 incorporates the Australian Curriculum and reflects Victorian priorities and standards.

A Research Paper to inform the development of An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia

A Research Paper to inform the development of An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (pdf - 746.54kb)
This paper examines the idea of using Practice-Principles as the core components of an Early Years Learning Framework. Practice-Principles result when the practices of children, families and professionals are brought together with research to support learning and development.

Analysis of Curriculum/Learning Frameworks for the Early Years (Birth to Age 8)

The focus of this paper by RMIT is on national and international initiatives and current directions in the development of curriculum and/or learning documents for the early years (birth to age 8). The project report was commissioned by the VCAA in April 2008 to inform the development of both the Victorian and national frameworks and to include an examination and analysis of the documents issued and currently in use by Australian states and territories and nine selected international education jurisdictions

Australian Journal of Early Childhood, June 2013

Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework: Managing change in a complex environment (pdf - 2.12mb)

This article appears in the online edition of the Australian Journal of Early Childhood, (AJEC) and was co-authored by the VCAA, DEECD and Griffith University. It describes an Education Change Model applied to an Australian reform initiative.

Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework and the Victorian Essential Learning Standards

Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework and the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (pdf - 484.02kb) by Professor Collette Tayler, Associate Professor Christine Ure, Mr Robert Brown, Ms Jan Deans and Ms Bernadette Cronin (University of Melbourne)
This discussion paper was commissioned by the VCAA and designed to promote discussion in Victoria about the issues and actions necessary to develop and align the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) 0-8 with the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS) 5-8. The VEYLDF was released in November 2009 and drew on initial work from this discussion paper.