The more you know, the more you see: Babies’ and toddlers’ learning and the EYLF


Author(s): Anne Stonehouse
Published: 2011
Pages: 42
ECA Code: RIP 1103 

Many educators see babies and toddlers in the National Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) (DEEWR, 2009), while others need to be convinced that the Framework is just as relevant to very young children as it is to children over three years. The aim of this book Making learning visible is to show that the big ideas in the EYLF, particularly the Learning Outcomes, relate to babies and toddlers and to educators’ practice with them. This booklet includes examples that link with the many concepts in the EYLF to bring a deeper understand to you.

The Framework is based on research in Australia and overseas on young children’s learning. This research informs not only the Framework’s Learning Outcomes but also the concepts of belonging, being and becoming, the Principles and the Practices. This rich, deep and extensive research base also underpins the examples and content of this book.


This book will help you understand:

  • babies’ and Toddlers’ learning
  • Early Years Learning Framework
  • Learning Outcomes – being, belonging and becoming
  • development of child identity
  • interpret what children are learning
  • partnerships with families
  • children becoming effective communicators
  • supporting the learning of children under 3 years.

While these are practical guidebooks for educators, they may also be of interest to families and others who work closely with young children.

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