Educational Resources

030_TSK_ApeturaPhotoThe articles on this page have been chosen by the education staff and provide a range of information for families about aspects of early learning and childhood development.

Turner Street kindergarten’s program is guided by the Australian and Victorian Early Learning Frameworks. They can both be found online.
Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF)
The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF): Belonging, Being and Becoming (available in 20 languages)

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) has a wide range of resources for parents to read.

The DEECD also releases newsletters regularly. They are written for educators but are also a great family resource. They are based on the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF).

The Families section of ACECQA’s website outlines how quality education and care is vital to your child’s development and explains what the National Quality Framework means for you.

Early Childhood Australia features useful articles in the Parent Resources section.

The Raising Children Network is specifically for parents and is constantly updated with practical ideas, videos, new research and articles on children from newborns to preteens.

The Raising Children Network includes information in languages other than English, including this resource about the importance of play-based learning.

Other articles about the importance of play-based learning:
Play-based Learning – from Early Childhood Australia
Mud Pies and Daisy Chains: Connecting young children and nature, by Sue Elliott and Julie Davis