Belonging, Being, and Becoming – The Early Years Learning Framework

As a child’s younger years are critical to their development and growth, Belonging, Being, and Becoming – The Early Education and Care Framework helps educators in guiding how to build successful early education programs. Built off educators’ mutual communication, interaction, and understanding with early childcare children, the building blocks the Belonging, Being, and Becoming Framework provides the building blocks for any great program.

A child’s early years are critical. They are the building blocks for happiness and success later in life, and the time when a child’s social, emotional, and academic education begins.

In general, learning programs for children promote the development of:

  • Language and literacy skills
  • Personal and interpersonal skills
  • Physical skills
  • Creativity and the expressive arts
  • Problem solving, thinking and mathematical abilities

We at The Pocket Early Education and Care understand that this is a time of building the basics for all core abilities and skills. Our team of passionate and dedicated educators do all in their power to give your child all they need through learning activities and experiences that will stay with them for life. A child’s learning is encouraged, guided, observed, and documented for later reflection to push the development of thinking and the mind.

Our team uses the “Belong, Being, and Becoming” Framework as the base building block of all our early education programs used in our centre. This framework covers everything in learning, from the moment of birth to five years old, as well as covering the transition period to primary school after kindergarten.

Five Learning Outcomes

Children having a strong sense of identity

Children being connected with and contribute to their world

Children having a strong sense of well being

Children being confident and involved learners

Children being effective communicators.

Principles that Underpin Educator Practice

  • Secure, respectful, and reciprocal relationships

  • Partnerships

  • High expectations and equity

  • Respect for diversity

  • Ongoing learning and reflective practice

Principles of Early Childhood Pedagogy

  • Adopting holistic approaches

  • Being responsive to children

  • Intentional teaching

  • Planning and implementing learning through play

  • Creating physical and social learning environments that have a positive impact on children’s learning

  • Valuing the cultural and social contexts of children and their families

  • Providing for continuity in experiences and enabling children to have successful transitions

  • Assessing and monitoring children’s learning to inform, provide, and to support children in achieving learning outcomes.


“Our children are like precious seedlings, we must water their natural curiosity and together with their families and community, support them as they blossom into unique and strong individuals.”

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