Learning Outcomes for Children Birth to 5 Years

The National Quality Standard is linked to national learning frameworks that recognise children learn from birth.

The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (Belonging, Being and Becoming) suggests five outcomes. At Highmount Preschool we will be moving towards achieving these outcomes during the year. You will see references to these outcomes in the journal/visual diary on most days as we share what has been happening, some learning stories and our thoughts about a curriculum that energises as the year progresses.


Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of IDENTITY

a) Children feel safe, secure and supported
b) Children develop their emerging autonomy, inter-dependence, resilience and a sense of agency
c) Children develop knowledgeable and confident identities
d) Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect

Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world – COMMUNITY

a) Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation
b) Children respond to diversity with respect
c) Children become aware of fairness
d) Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment

Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of WELLBEING

a) Children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing
b) Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing

Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved LEARNERS

a) Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, community, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
b) Children develop a range of skills; such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating
c) Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one contact to another
d) Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, places, technologies and natural and processed materials

Outcome 5: Children are effective COMMUNICATORS

a) Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes
b) Children engage with a range of texts and gain meaning from these texts
c) Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media
d) Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work
e) Children use information and communication technologies to access information, investigate ideas and represent their thinking.