The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia: Belonging, Being and Becoming


The Australian Government's Early Years Learning Framework contributes to realising the Council of Australian Governments’ vision that:

“All children have the best start in life to create a better future for themselves and for the nation.”

The Framework is focussed around belonging, being and becoming.

Belonging - this refers to knowing where and with whom you belong – an integral aspect of human existence. Children belong first to a family, a cultural group, a neighbourhood and a wider community.

Being -  this recognises the significance of the here and now in children’s lives. It is about the present and children knowing themselves, building and maintaining relationships with others, engaging with life’s joys and complexities, and meeting challenges in everyday life.

Becoming - this reflects the process of rapid change in a child's life; particularly in the early years, when a child's life is shaped by many different events and relationships, as children learn and grow. It emphasises a child's need to learn how to participate fully and actively in society.

Riley Callie Resources understands the significance of these three key elements to successful learning in the early years; these years are about creating and maintaining safe and secure learning environments where children can engage in play-based learning which provides them with a solid foundation for learning in the rest of their lives.

We are particularly passionate about the importance of all children, of all backgrounds, feeling that true sense of 'belonging'; belonging not only to their family, but to their culture and their community. A child secure in this will be able to reach their full potential.  

To read about the Framework in full, click here: