Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework: Birth to 8 years (VEYLDF)
Two new resources to support transition to school
Supporting English as an Additional Language (EAL) at transition to school
This VCAA online resource provides advice and practical examples of how children and families from cultural and diverse backgrounds are supported to make a successful transition to school. It is designed to assist and guide early childhood professionals and teachers in schools.
It includes case studies to illustrate the practices that early childhood services and schools employ to ensure a smooth transition for children and their families.
Video vignettes describe how professionals:
- build relationships with children and their families
- support home language
- support English language development
- support transition to school.
Read the resource: Supporting English as an additional language at transition to school
Supporting Reciprocal Visits
Between October 2014 and May 2015, the Department of Education and Training provided a series of professional learning sessions and reciprocal visits to communities in Puckapunyal, Banyan Fields, Tarneit and Bendigo. The aim of the professional learning was to strengthen transition-to-school processes for children and families, and build on existing relationships between early childhood and school educators.
Go to the DET website to view the three-minute video introduction, read the reports, and watch a video from each site.
If you have any queries on either of these resources, contact the VCAA on VEYLDF@edumail.vic.gov.au
Review and update of the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF)
The implementation of the VEYLDF in 2010 has required and produced significant change in practice for many early childhood professionals. It is the first time that all early childhood professionals have been brought together across the early years, with a common framework to advance children’s learning and development.
It is now timely to undertake a review process to update the VEYLDF. The five Learning and Development Outcomes will not change. They are nationally agreed outcomes for all children from birth to five years.
However, the revised document will take into account emerging evidence, new policy directions and accountabilities. This will include an outline of supporting documents and additional material for early childhood professionals.
VEYLDF Consultation Report
The VCAA will provide a VEYLDF Consultation Report in November 2015. The report will be posted on the DET and VCAA websites.
The VCAA and DET will provide a series of face to face VEYLDF information sessions in March and April 2016. This provides an opportunity to discuss the VEYLDF changes and to outline supporting documents that will follow. The final VEYLDF will be available for distribution in July 2016.
Background Paper - VEYLDF Review and Update (docx - 156.12kb)
This paper provides an overview of the rationale and process for the update of the VEYLDF.
Download Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (pdf - 2.1mb) (updated March 2013)
Invitation to subscribe to the Early Years Alert
Recent VCAA projects
Babies and toddlers: Amazing learners
This resource is available on the Early Years Exchange Edition 14 page.
Report on the Assessment for Learning and Development Project 2012
This report is available on the VCAA Research & Publications page.
The Assessment for Learning and Development Resource
This resource is available on the VCAA Research & Publications page.