Primary Years Information for Teachers

The Primary Years build a strong foundation for lifelong learning. As a Primary Years teacher, you are in a unique position to support children in bridging the gap between their early learning environments and their school experiences. The Early Learning Framework offers guidance to educators around reflective practices and inquiry-based learning.

Primary students learn best when:

  • Activities are play based, involving exploration and inquiry, with hands-on activities that engage all their senses
  • Activities are developmentally and culturally appropriate
  • Environments provide for their social-emotional, intellectual, aesthetic, artistic, and physical development, and growth in social responsibility
  • The adults in their world — teachers, families, school and community members —work together to support them

Find practical tips and suggestions that are based on current research designed for creating a high quality full day Kindergarten program at your school: