National early learning frameworks have been updated

Belonging, Being and Becoming and My Time, Our Place now reflect contemporary practices and contain new principles and clearer guidance for educators.

Education Ministers endorsed the frameworks in December 2022 after an extensive consultation process.

In particular, the updates strengthen the frameworks’ connection with the National Quality Standard in areas such as:

  • transitions
  • sustainability
  • theoretical approaches
  • critical reflection
  • inclusion
  • the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of being, knowing and doing.

Throughout 2023, providers, services and educators can familiarise themselves with updated frameworks and begin incorporating them into program and practice. They will become mandatory in early 2024.

Visit the ACECQA website to:

  • download the updated frameworks
  • read detailed information about the updates
  • find out more about the transition process.