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Alignment between EYLF and QKLG

The Queensland kindergarten learning guideline (QKLG) describes a set of five learning and development areas that align to the five broad learning outcomes identified in the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), as set out in the table below.

The table below is also available as a downloadable PDF that can be printed on A3 or A4 paper for display in your context.

Table 1 Learning and development areas
EYLF QKLG learning and development areas Key focus Significant learnings

Children have a strong sense of identity


Building a sense of security and trust
  • feeling safe, accepted and supported
  • developing a sense of belonging and confidence in others
Acting with independence and perseverance
  • managing routines
  • developing agency in decision-making
  • being willing to keep trying

Building a confident self-identity

  • developing awareness of own culture/s
  • recognising individual strengths and achievements

Children are connected with and contribute to their world


Building positive relationships
  • connecting with and relating to others
  • understanding rights and responsibilities
Showing respect for diversity
  • responding to others with respect
  • developing awareness of bias
  • learning about others’ cultures

Showing respect for environments

  • caring for the kindergarten
  • exploring interactions between people and environments

Children have a strong sense of wellbeing


Building a sense of autonomy
  • developing self-regulation
  • developing resilience
Exploring ways to be healthy and safe
  • being healthy
  • staying safe

Exploring ways to promote physical wellbeing

  • developing control and strength
  • developing awareness of the senses

Children are confident and involved learners

Active learning

Building positive dispositions towards learning
  • showing curiosity and enthusiasm for learning
  • problem-solving, investigating and reflecting on learning
  • being imaginative and creative
Showing confidence and involvement in learning
  • applying knowledge in different contexts
  • sharing ideas and discoveries

Using technologies for learning and communication

  • showing interest in technologies
  • using technologies

Children are effective communicators


Exploring and expanding language
  • using language/s, including signing
  • listening and responding
Exploring literacy in personally meaningful ways
  • engaging with different texts
  • exploring sounds and letters
  • exploring reading and writing

Exploring numeracy in personally meaningful ways

  • exploring mathematical concepts in everyday life
  • exploring counting and patterns
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