Eight practice principles for early childhood professionals working with children from birth to eight years and their families.
The Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) practice principles provide a foundation for you to improve your teaching practice. Under each principle listed below, you will find a:
- practice guide
- evidence paper
- video examples
These will help you implement the VEYLDF framework in your everyday practice.
These resources encourage critical reflection, discussion, debate and action. Download the
critical reflection tool to read as you watch the videos to accompany your thinking.
The Practice Principles are based on the latest international evidence about the best ways to support children's learning.
Reflective practice - principle 1
Transcript: Reflective practice (docx - 33.26kb)
Partnerships with families - principle 2
Transcript: partnerships with families
High expectations for every child - principle 3
Transcript: high expectations for every child
Respectful relationships and responsive engagement - principle 4
Transcript: respectful relationships and responsive engagement
Equity and diversity - principle 5
Transcript: equity and diversity
Assessment for learning and development - principle 6
Transcript: assessment for learning and development
Integrated teaching and learning approaches - principle 7
Transcript: integrated teaching and learning approaches
Partnerships with professionals - principle 8
Transcript: partnerships with professionals
Transcript: partnerships with professionals part two (docx - 26.56kb)
About the principles
Transcript: The ecological model of child learning and development
Early Years Exchange is is an online resource developed by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA). It is designed to you to implement and embed the VEYLDF in your practice.
Connecting the VEYLDF with the practice principles for excellence in teaching and learning (schools)
Teachers working in the early years of primary school will also refer to the Practice Principles for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, bringing coherence to our education system and ensuring continuity of learning across education settings and developmental stages.
To find out more, see: Practice Principles for Excellence in Teaching and Learning