The early childhood learning trajectories describe how children learn and develop. They are designed for teachers and educators working in early childhood education and care services for children from birth to the years before school.
The early childhood learning trajectories align with the EYLF V2.0 Principles, Practices and Learning Outcomes, and reinforce the aims of the National Quality Standard.
The South Australian Department for Education is developing Learning Trajectories that will support early childhood teachers and educators working with children 3-5 years. Information will be updated as available.
Victorian early childhood teachers and co-educators delivering funded kindergarten programs should consider these resources alongside the Early Years Assessment and Learning Tool for support with best practice in assessment for learning with children 2-6 years.
Using the early childhood learning trajectories
The early childhood learning trajectories strengthen educator and teacher knowledge of the capabilities of children across each of the domains. They can support professional conversations and reflective practice. These learning trajectories support assessment for learning, providing an opportunity to know what to look for in identifying children’s learning, development and wellbeing. Importantly, they are not checklists or age-based milestones.
The early childhood learning trajectories have been developed to align with the EYLF V2.0 Principles, Practices and Learning Outcomes. They also reinforce the aims of the National Quality Standard.