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Title: A vision for the early years Subject: QKLG Professional development materials Author: Queensland Studies Authority Last modified by: Prabha Rajan – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: A vision for the early years


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A vision for the early years
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Welcome to the Queensland kindergarten learning
guideline
  • a vision for the early years

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shared through national and Queensland documents
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Our shared vision is of
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engaged learners
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building future success.
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Our shared vision is of children
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in the here and now
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belonging
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being
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becoming.
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Kindergarten promotes all childrens learning.
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Educators help children to
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have a strong sense of identity
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be connected with and contribute to their world
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have a strong sense of wellbeing
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be confident and involved learners
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be effective communicators
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build success for life.
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Quality early years programs
putting frameworks together
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National context
Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)
National Quality Standard (NQS)
Supporting quality programs for children from
birth to five years.
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Queensland context
Queensland kindergarten learning guideline (QKLG)
EYLF
  • Provides more specific advice for the
    Kindergarten Year (year prior to Prep).

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Will the QKLG help me with the NQS?
  • QKLG and EYLF support services to address
    National Quality Standards.
  • Implementing QKLG in kindergarten settings
    Implementing EYLF.

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Why use the QKLG?
helps meet the criteria to become an approved
kindergarten program provider
qualified kindergarten teacher
Implementing QKLG in kindergarten settings


(Office for Early Childhood Education and Care)
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Why have a qualified teacher?
Research shows that children who attend early
childhood programs provided by qualified teachers
have better learning outcomes.
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Why have a kindergarten program?
  • Kindergarten builds strong connections between
    prior-to-school and school programs.

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Queensland kindergartens
  • embrace the inclusive vision that all children
    experience learning that is engaging and builds
    success for life (EYLF).

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Queensland kindergartens
  • promote
  • childrens right to experience the joy of
    childhood
  • learning through both emergent and planned
    experiences.

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The QKLG and the EYLF
  • are aligned in terms of
  • perspectives
  • principles
  • practices
  • focuses for learning.

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Aligned perspectives
  • Our image of the child is rich in potential,
    strong, powerful, competent, and most of all
    connected to adults and other children.
  • (Malaguzzi, L 1993, For an education based on
    relationships, Young Children, November, p. 10)

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Aligned principles
EYLF QKLG
Secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships Partnerships with families High expectations and equity Respect for diversity Ongoing learning and reflective practice High expectations and equity Respect for diversity Holistic learning Respectful relationships Continuity in learning Shared decision making Intentional teaching Reflective practice
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Aligned practices
Embracing diverse children, families and
communities
Working in partnerships
Responding to childrens ideas and interests
Creating engaging learning environments
Learning through play
Responsive, intentional teaching practices
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Aligned focuses for learning
EYLF (outcomes) QKLG (learning areas)
Children have a strong sense of identity Identity
Children are connected with and contributing to their world Connectedness
Children have a strong sense of wellbeing Wellbeing
Children are confident and involved learners Active learning
Children are effective communicators Communicating
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Together the EYLF and QKLG promote
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a shared vision for the early years.
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Focus questions
  • How does your service reflect the vision for the
    early years presented in the EYLF and QKLG?
  • What value will a kindergarten program, that
    aligns with the shared vision for early years,
    add to your service?
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