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The Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) is structured around five interconnected Learning and Development Outcomes for young children.
- Children have a strong sense of identity (Identity)
- Children are connected with and contribute to their world (Community)
- Children have a strong sense of wellbeing (Wellbeing)
- Children are confident and involved learners (Learning)
- Children are effective communicators (Communication)
Each Outcome has
key components of learning, which can be expanded to provide examples of evidence that early childhood professionals may observe in children as they learn.
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 is structured by levels of learning and has been designed to reinforce and maintain that curriculum should be regarded as a developmental continuum or progression of learning. The Victorian Curriculum F–10 is not set out according to nominal year levels that equate to particular school grades but to developmental levels that point to current levels of achievement and allow for appropriate planning for expected levels of achievement. See the
Victorian Curriculum F–10: Revised curriculum planning and reporting guidelines (pdf - 1,010.58kb), pp. 14–15.
Illustrative Maps from the VEYLDF to the Victorian Curriculum F–10 (the Maps) are a series of documents, arranged according to each of the Learning and Development Outcomes.
What do the Maps provide?
For each Outcome, the
- examples of evidence that early childhood professionals may observe in children as they learn, grouped according to the
key components of learning in the VEYLDF
- examples of evidence that demonstrate when students develop particular skills and capabilities according to the first three levels of the Victorian Curriculum F–10 that are aligned with the Learning and Development Outcomes of the VEYLDF. These examples of evidence demonstrate a continuity of learning between the VEYLDF Learning and Development Outcomes and the first three levels of the Victorian Curriculum F–10.
Maps are used by early childhood education and care professionals
- to identify and monitor specific examples of the evidence of learning in the five Learning and Development Outcomes
- to make informed curriculum decisions and plan experiences and opportunities that advance children's learning.
Maps support teachers in the early years of school to design experiences that enable children to demonstrate their progress in learning, knowledge and capabilities in the first three levels of the Victorian Curriculum F–10.
Download the Maps
The following Word versions of the Maps contain hyperlinks to the
Victorian Curriculum F–10. Each
key component of learning is set out on its own page. These documents are easy to navigate and use in daily practice:
View a printable
A3 introduction to the structure and purpose of the illustrative Maps (pdf - 207.71kb)
If you would like an A2-size PDF (poster size and without hyperlinks) for commercial printing, please contact the Early Years Unit at the VCAA: