Early Learning for Every Child Today, the Early Learning Framework is a guide to support early childhood programs in Ontario. With six distinct principles, the Early Learning Framework provides a shared language and understanding of child development. The goal is to support early childhood educators and other early learning practitioners, as they work in early childhood settings, including child care centres.

ELECT is based on research and perspectives from diverse fields of knowledge. It recognizes the distinct values held by families, communities, and cultures. It complements most curriculum approaches. 

The framework is a dynamic document that will continue to evolve as it is used by those who work with and care for young children. 

The Ontario Full-Day Early Learning – Kindergarten Program was developed based on the ELECT document.  Play-based learning is integral to this program.

We have a full document at the Centre if you are interested in investigating further.