Early Childhood

Early Childhood

The National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care underpins the provision of all early childhood education and care services. Its purpose is to ensure all children receive a high standard of education and care. The Framework is a national approach to the regulation and quality assessment of early childhood services and helps families choose the best early childhood service for their child. 

The National Quality Framework which sits within National Early Childhood Development Strategy includes the:

  • National Quality Standard for Early Childhood Education and Care and Outside School Hours Care
  • Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)
     - a curriculum framework supporting the learning and
       development of children aged from birth to school entry.  
  • Universal Access National Partnership for Early Childhood Education   
  • Workforce Initiatives in Early Childhood Education and Care which provide more and better trained early childhood educators 

AISSA EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE SUPPORT

Libby Worrell is the AISSA's Early Childhood Consultant. Libby's role is to provide support to schools as they implement the national quality agenda in their early childhood provision.

In order to support schools in meeting these challenges, the AISSA established the Early Childhood Reference Group in 2013, to inform decision making around key issues arising from Government policy and directions for education and care for Children 0-8 years of age; 

  • The planning and implementation of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF);  
  • State and national legislation and associated regulations;  
  • Delivery strategies;
  • The assessment and rating of services

In addition an Early Childhood Implementation Group has been formed to provide schools with a forum for support and information. Member schools with a preschool or Early Learning Centre can nominate staff to join the Implementation Group. There is no limit to the size of the Implementation Group.

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EYLF AND THE NQF

Please register at www.ais.sa.edu.au/events

For all registration enquiries please contact Sandy Cross email: crosss@ais.sa.edu.au

 

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