SRF Program

  • Assessment of Wellbeing in ECEC: A Literature Review

    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 become strong in their social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing.


    This resource documents research that underpins and defines wellbeing for children from birth to five years, outlining the trajectory of children's 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. 

    Detailed Costs

    Not applicable

    Implementation Considerations

    Factors to consider: the resource helps to deepen practice and prompt reflective practice and inquiry.

    Priority Area

    Wellbeing (social and emotional)

    Strength of Evidence

    Not applicable