Queensland early childhood practitioners, parents and other stakeholders will be invited to learn more about the new national Early Years Learning Framework.

Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt said a series of seminars would be held across the State to help the early childhood sector deliver high quality learning programs to children aged birth to five years.

“For the first time Australia has a national Framework ‘Belonging, Being and Becoming’ that will help the sector develop quality programs,” Mr Pitt said.

Mr Pitt said the seminars would provide a step-by-step look at the new learning framework.

“Queensland early childhood educators will use the Framework to extend and enrich children’s learning.

“The framework will support and enhance the good work currently undertaken in services in Queensland.”

Seminars will be held in Far North Queensland at:

  • Cairns Choral Society Hall – 23 November 3.30-5.30pm and 6.30-8.30pm
  • Atherton International Club – 24 November from 1.30-3.30pm and 6.30-8.30pm
  • Cooktown Lions Hall – 25 November from 3.30-5.30pm and 6.30-8.30pm

Mr Pitt said the framework emphasised the importance of play-based learning and family involvement.

“Play helps children to participate in groups, develops early self confidence and can provide a firm foundation for lifelong learning,” Mr Pitt said.

“The role of parents as educators is also emphasised in the new framework and the sector is encouraged to engage with parents to help meet the needs of every child.

“We know that early childhood education is critical. 

“By strengthening the quality of early childhood education we are giving Queensland children a flying start.”

Those interested in attending can RSVP on 4048 9311.