Thanks to the participants at the Early Years day on Tuesday. We were really pleased with the broad representation of Early Years leaders at LESNW, dedicated to exploring the alignment between the CSCF and EYLF.
The morning was spent in rich conversation developing pedagogical understandings of the EYLF and CSCF; it was significant to discover the general consensus from leaders in the room that both frameworks align in a complementary way.
Time in the afternoon was dedicated to seeing the CSCF Beginning Band through a conceptual lens. It allowed leaders to discover a key concept and its application to the early years learning environment in ways that can enrich both the EYLF and the CSCF.
Acknowledging that the CSCF is viewed conceptually, Early Years leaders agreed to trial this approach in their learning communities. The group decided to reconvene in term 3; this would give people opportunity to conduct their trial so they could provide feedback at the next gathering on Monday 16 September.