SRF Program

  • Reflect Respect Relate

    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.


    Reflect Respect Relate guides educators of children from birth to eight years to reflect on their pedagogy and the overall quality of the learning environment. The resource is a self-paced program, available only in hardcopy. It aims to increase awareness and understanding of the relationship between what educators do, and positive educational outcomes for children.

    The resource includes a set of scales for critically assessing/examining the interactions between adults and children, educator pedagogy, child wellbeing and involvement.

    Detailed Costs

    Hardcopy resource: $60 (incl. GST and postage).

    Implementation Considerations

    Target population: early childhood educators.

    Program/practice descriptions and details: resource package contains:

    • an introduction (using the resource; reflective practice)
    • four modules, one of each scale (relationships, active learning environment, wellbeing and involvement)

    • readings, support materials
    • loose-leaf materials
    • a DVD of interviews, the background, an introduction to each variable and examples for scaling
    • a CD of support materials including observation scales and examples of practice.

    The package as a whole addresses all eight VEYLDF practice principles; however, different components align with different practice principles. Educators should use the components applicable to their needs and goals.

    Factors to consider: educators will benefit from working together to consider how to create an active learning environment and maximise children's wellbeing and involvement. 

    Priority Area

    Wellbeing (social and emotional)

    Strength of Evidence

    Level 6 – Supported by expert opinion