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Planned learning

The planned learning, described across the five learning areas of Foundations for Success, outlines crucial aspects of learning most relevant to the early childhood phase of life. Your in-depth knowledge of this learning will help you to support children's achievement of the outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework. 

The planned learning reflects the holistic nature of children's learning. The knowledge, skills and dispositions developed in one learning area will often be used by children as they learn across other areas.


You should use your knowledge of the planned learning to:
  • maintain a clear learning focus
  • guide your intentional and spontaneous curriculum decisions
  • build on the rich cultural, linguistic and conceptual skills children bring to the early learning program.


Go to learning areas for more on each of the five key learning areas.