Our curriculum

The Early Childhood Education Services curriculum responds to Australia Government, Department of Education & Training's Early Years Learning Framework and the Victorian Early Learning and Development Framework.

A photo of a children's art project, featuring boats made out of paper.

Both frameworks identify five learning outcomes, including:

  • Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
  • Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  • Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
  • Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
  • Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators.

The curriculum is designed to help children to:

  • Develop positive attitudes to the self and to others through the achievement of individualised personal and social goals
  • Develop positive attitudes to learning, including the development of problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Develop concentration and observation skills
  • Develop independence and an understanding of the need for self-discipline
  • Develop concept knowledge through experience in language, mathematics, science, music, art, dance, drama, literature, social and cultural studies and technology
  • Develop core age-appropriate literacy and numeracy skills
  • Develop effective language, collaboration and communication skills
  • Develop fine and gross motor skills
  • Develop learning through the use of technology-based tools and information systems
  • Develop respectful and caring attitudes to the environment
  • Learn about sustainable living practices such as composting, energy saving, water usage, recycling and to 'take action' in support of these practices.