SRF Program

  • Laying the Foundations e-Learning Modules

    VEYLDF Alignment

    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.

    Item responds to these sub-outcomes: Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes, Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media, Children engage with a range of texts and get meaning from these texts, Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work, Children use information and communication technologies to access information, investigate ideas and represent their thinking.


    Laying the Foundations (LTF) eLearning is provided through the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Centre for Community Child Health.
    The five learning modules provide an overview of early childhood learning and development from birth to eight years, with a focus on the dynamic interaction between child health, learning, development and wellbeing. 

    LTF is informed by the science of early brain development, current research and practice-based evidence. It provides multiple interactive learning opportunities with current information and resources about young children and their families.

    Detailed Costs

    The complete course (Modules 1-5) is $140 + GST per person.

    Implementation Considerations

    Target population: all practitioners who work with children and families, including early childhood educators and those working with families experiencing vulnerability.

    Program / practice descriptions and details: this online program is self-paced. Access is provided over a 12-month period and a bookmark feature means you can save and exit a module as needed and return where you left off. ​

    Professionals can purchase the complete course (Modules 1-5) or part thereof.
    Download the information sheet to read more about Laying the Foundations modules.
    Training requirements: on purchasing the modules, the practitioner has access to the resources for 12 months.
    Staffing: allow educators about one hour to complete each module.

    Factors to consider: this resource is useful for educators seeking current perspectives and key principles underpinning child health, learning, development and wellbeing in relation to the VEYLDF and those requiring further understanding of developmental perspectives when working with children and families.

    Tools and systems: this is an online training course. Your staff will need access to a working internet connection in order to complete the training.

    Strength of Evidence

    Not applicable