Have your say on the Transition Learning and Development Statement and other assessment tools

We are seeking your views on the TLDS and other tools used to share information when children transition from funded Four-Year-Old Kindergarten to school.

Navigate to the Early Years Assessment and Learning Tool
Navigate to the Online Transition Learning and Development Statement

Survey for kindergartens in Term 4 2021

A survey for early childhood teachers and service leaders at services delivering a funded Four-Year-Old kindergarten program is available to complete via the below link. Please note the survey is open 22 November–17 December 2021.

Survey link: Have your say - continuity of children's learning from kindergarten to school

The survey will seek views on the TLDS and other tools used to share information when children transition from kindergarten to school, including Early Abilities Based Learning and Education Support (Early ABLES), Individual Learning Plans, and the newly developed Early Years Assessment and Learning Tool (EYALT).

There will be additional opportunities for early childhood teachers to have their say in Term 1, 2022 through online focus groups and interviews.  

Further engagement activities in Term 1 2022

This survey for kindergarten services is part of an evaluation of assessment practices to support children’s continuity of learning as they transition from kindergarten to school. We are seeking input from kindergartens, schools and families on what information is shared between early childhood teachers and foundation teachers to best support children's learning and development. This work will also to inform the future alignment between the TLDS and the newly developed Early Years Assessment and Learning Tool.

Further engagement activities in Term 1 2022 will include:

  • Surveys with schools and families
  • Focus groups and interviews for early childhood teachers, foundation teachers and families

We want to know what you think about the effectiveness of the TLDS and other tools when children transition to school. All focus groups will be held online in Term 1, 2022, and opportunities to register for focus groups will be added to this webpage. 

More information

For more information about this work email early.years.assessment@education.vic.gov.au