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 become strong in their social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing.
This literature review documents research that underpins and defines wellbeing for children from birth to five years, outlining children’s trajectory of wellbeing, and the learning environments and responsive interactions that support development of wellbeing. The content of this review was used to inform a Wellbeing Practice Guide to improve the quality of engagement with children.
Factors to consider: This guide is a useful resource to deepen practice and prompt reflective practice and inquiry.