Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework: Birth to 8 years (VEYLDF)
Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework
Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (pdf - 2.1mb) (updated March 2013)
The Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) has been developed by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development in partnership with the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority in November 2009 for implementation from 2010.
The VEYLDF advances all children's learning and development from birth to eight years. It identifies five Early Years Learning and Development Outcomes for all children from birth to eight years linking the learning outcomes from the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia to the Aus/VELS curriculum in schools. The Outcomes provide a shared language for all early childhood professionals and families to use when planning for children's learning and development.
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Report on the Assessment for Learning and Development Project 2012 Transforming Practice in the early years NEW!
Report on the Assessment for Learning and Development Project 2012 Transforming Practice in the Early Years (pdf - 5.34mb)
This report provides a detailed summary of the findings from the Assessment for Learning and Development Project (ALD), 2012. It describes a collaborative model of professional learning between practitioner, policy makers and researchers and its impact on observations and practices.
Forty-three early childhood professional participated in the ALD Project, attending five one-day workshops between February and October 2012. Participants were representative of the range of early years services including maternal and child health, family day care, long day care, kindergarten services, early childhood intervention services, integrated children's services, early years of primary school and outside school hours care. Participants focussed on assessment for children's learning and development in a curriculum planning cycle.
The ALD Project supported early childhood professionals to adapt practices. This Report draws on data and evidence to describe six key practice change themes in assessment for learning and development. Practitioner evidence examples, quotes, documentation formats and practice reflections are included in the Report and describe practice change and key themes.
The Assessment for Learning and Development (ALD) Project was a key implementation activity in 2012. It built on emerging evidence from the pilot Outcomes Project 2010-11 to further inform implementation of the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) within early years networks and learning communities.
Australian Journal of Early Childhood, June 2013. NEW!
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.