Item uses these practice principles: Reflective practice, Partnerships with families, High expectations for every child, Respectful relationships and responsive engagement, Equity and diversity, Assessment for learning and development, Integrated teaching and learning approaches, Partnerships with professionals.
The Resilience Project Early Years Program is a positive mental health program which focuses on The Resilience Project’s key pillars of Gratitude, Empathy, Mindfulness and Emotional Literacy. The program aims to build mental resilience amongst educators, children, parents, and the community.
The program includes the following:
- A comprehensive educator resource which guides educators through a 21-week program focusing on the key pillars of Gratitude, Empathy, Mindfulness and Emotional Literacy (GEM): The program is aimed to inspire educators to integrate the practice of GEM into their daily programs, and consists of activities and experiences to set up in the learning space.
- A 4-part professional development digital series for educators which consists of four 10-minute videos focusing on positive mental health strategies: Each video is accompanied by professional development activities that educators can complete as a team or individually.
- Access to The Resilience Project online resource hub: The resource hub contains up-to-date information, resources, and newsletters for educators to share with families and continue to develop their capacity and understanding. The resource hub also contains information specifically aimed at educator self-care.
- Each child involved in the program receives an Early Years Family Journal, which is designed to link the key concepts into the home environment to consolidate practice and to strengthen connection between home and centre. The journal steps families through 3 weeks of activities that encourage them to practise GEM and build connections in their homes.
Early childhood services have access to these resources for a year. The educator resource and family journal are hard copy, while the remaining resources are online. Face-to-face presentations for staff and parents can be purchased to build community capacity.
The Resilience Project Early Years Program: $990 per centre per year (excl. GST)
Student enrolment: $19 excl. GST
Face-to-face presentations for staff and parents may vary in cost.
Target Population: Educators.
Program/practice descriptions and details: The Resilience Project Early Years Program is designed to be implemented within the existing educational program of the service.
Program adaptability: The program is accessible online.
Supervision/coaching: Program support can be accessed through the training.
Tools and systems: Services will need access to a PC with reliable internet access.
Wellbeing (social and emotional)
Strength of Evidence
Level 5 – Foundational research evidence