Item uses these practice principles: Respectful relationships and responsive engagement, Integrated teaching and learning, Reflective practice, High expectations for every child.
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.
SEED Online Learning Tool
The Cheshire Social and Emotional Engagement and Development (SEED) Program offers a comprehensive online learning tool for early childhood educators who want to build expertise in fostering children's social and emotional skills.
Cheshire SEED is designed to address the unique needs, opportunities and challenges within each group. It can be utilised to focus on expanding general knowledge for the benefit of all children in the room, or to plan support for a particular child with challenging behaviours.
Educators are guided through a series of interactive modules (listed below) with strategies and techniques that build children's self-esteem, resilience and self-regulation through everyday educator-child interactions.
- Module 1: Learn about the SEED program, its foundations at The Cheshire School and how to move through the modules.
- Module 2: Identify the strengths and challenges for children in your room, and the factors that might be influencing their behaviour.
- Module 3: Learn about ways to structure your room for maximum social and emotional learning, and to benefit children experiencing specific behavioural or emotional challenges.
- Module 4: Build your knowledge in therapeutic and positive behaviour strategies that foster children's self-esteem, resilience and self-regulation.
- Module 5: Extend your learning and share your experiences with other educators.
- Module 6: Maximise the therapeutic benefits of play.
- Module 7: Build confidence in discussing developmental concerns with parents and caregivers, and review issues relating to child safety.
- Module 8: Strategies for educators who are caring for, teaching and supporting children with additional needs, including children with developmental delay or disability.
- Module 9: Explore what anxiety might look and feel like for young children, and review strategies that can be helpful for children experiencing anxiety
In addition to the online modules, SEED offers regular interactive webinars and discussions with experts in children's social and emotional development, encouraging educators to extend their learning and share experiences with others.
This program was developed in partnership with Monash University and is
underpinned by an evidence-based approach to program design, implementation and
SEED Training and Coaching
SEED Training and Coaching provides extra support to embed what is learnt through the online learning program.
In 2022, the SEED team will offer coaching and training to help services get the most out of the program and strategies. This is delivered by the SEED Psychologist and Play Therapist, and tailored to the service needs.
12-month subscription to the SEED online learning program: $750 per educator (incl. GST). Price includes all content, resources and webinars.
Please contact bestchance to discuss additional coaching and training support, and to obtain a quote.
Target population: educators.
Staffing: services should consider the cost of backfill when determining the cost of accessing this resource.
Factors to consider: services should consider how staff may be able to share the practice knowledge obtained from this resource with others at the service. This will ensure that improved approaches to practice or innovative ideas can be implemented across the service as a whole.
Systems and tools: SEED is an online program and can be accessed via desktop or laptop, iPad or tablet and smartphone, including iPhone and Android.
Wellbeing (social and emotional)
Strength of Evidence
Level 2 - Supported by research evidence