Early years learning and development framework -- the emergent curriculum

The National and the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework have five learning outcomes:

At Fawkner Park Children’s Centre we evaluate our programs against these five learning outcomes in the National and the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework and modify it to cater for the children’s current level of skills and interests.

An emergent curriculum is one which develops from exploring what is “socially relevant, intellectually engaging and personally meaningful to children” – that is, the curriculum emerges from responses to children’s immediate interests.

Goals of the emergent curriculum are to: