Flight is a curriculum framework intended to guide the significant work of early learning and child care educators with young children (ages 0 – before 6 years) and their families in centre-based child care and family day home settings. This is a flexible framework for thinking about how children learn and experience their worlds, as well as a guide that fosters strong early childhood communities.
Children’s play is central to this curriculum framework as an active, exploratory, creative, expressive process, deeply embedded in children’s everyday experiences and through which children participate in, learn about, and actively make sense of the world.
Flight is written for early childhood educators, as a guide for critical and reflective thinking, and an interpretive tool for imagining possibilities. The idea that young children are always co-constructing curriculum, and that educators are always making curriculum decisions is at the heart of curriculum meaning making.
The framework can help educators see, think about, and reflect on their practices in ways that may shift them toward intentional curriculum decision-making. The goal is to help educators see each and every child as a mighty learner and a citizen in the here and now.
The curriculum framework document is organized in the following way.
The purpose of this curriculum framework is to: