The revised VEYLDF is here
The revised Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) was launched on 27 May 2016. This important document lays the foundation for the Education State Early Childhood Development Reform. It reflects cutting edge research and practice, policy directions, and aspirational outcomes for young children.
The revised VEYLDF retains and strengthens the three elements: the Practice Principles, Learning and Development Outcomes, and Transitions, and foregrounds four important areas of practice:
- acknowledgement of Aboriginal culture
- the birth to three period as crucial for mental health, wellbeing and long term success
- responding to children and families experiencing vulnerability
- building respectful and responsive relationships.
The VEYLDF was revised in partnership
between the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority and the Department of
Education and Training, through state-wide consultation with early childhood
professionals and experts from a wide range of disciplines, including early childhood
education and care, maternal and child health, early childhood intervention,
parent support, schools, outside school hours care, and cultural organisations.
Thank you to everyone who contributed.
Why should I use the VEYLDF?
If you work in Victoria with children
aged birth to eight, the VEYLDF enables you to work more effectively with other
professionals and with families. It provides valuable guidance for supporting
children and families in their transitions through the first eight years of a
child’s life. It provides a shared language, and guiding principles for
achieving the best outcomes for every child and continuity of learning.
The VEYLDF is used by a broad range
of professionals across education in schools and early childhood settings,
allied health, early childhood intervention, family support, supported play
groups, and cultural organisations, and more.
The VEYLDF is an approved learning
and development framework under the National Law for Early Childhood Education
How does it relate to other documents?
The revised VEYLDF includes Illustrative Maps that link each of the five Outcomes for Learning and Development to the Victorian Curriculum F-10.
The VEYLDF, the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF) and My Time, Our Place: Framework for School Age Care in Australia (MTOP) share the same five Learning and Development Outcomes.
The VEYLDF underpins a range of discipline-specific guidelines and practice resources for professionals working with children aged 0-8 and their families.
For more information, see:
How do I get a copy?
Online copies of the VEYLDF will be available on this page on Wednesday 1 June 2016.
Hard copies will be distributed to all early childhood services in June 2016.
Early childhood professionals, early childhood services, registered training organisations and universities can request additional copies by emailing email@example.com with the following information:
- contact name
- service name (if applicable)
- number of copies requested
- delivery address, including suburb and post code (note: if ordering multiple copies, a street address rather than PO box is necessary)
- telephone number.
For supporting resources on the VEYLDF, go to: