SRF Program

  • Respect Reflect 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.


    With the aim of increasing awareness and understanding of the relationship between what educators do and positive educational outcomes for children, Reflect Respect Relate is a hard-copy resource that provides a guide for educators to reflect on their pedagogy and the overall quality of the learning environment. Reflect Respect Relate is a self-paced package that aims to support educators of children from birth to age eight.

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

    Detailed Costs

    This resource costs $60, including GST and postage.

    Implementation Considerations

    Target population: early childhood educators and teachers.

    Program/practice descriptions and details: the Reflect Respect Relate package contains the following:

    • 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.

    Note that the Respect Reflect Relate package as a whole addresses all eight VEYLDF Practice Principles, however the different components align to differing Practice Principles. Educators should therefore use the components applicable to their needs and goals.

    Factors to consider: this resource provides a guide for educators to critically reflect on their pedagogy and relationships with children and the connection with children’s wellbeing and involvement in learning. Educators will benefit from jointly considering ways to create an active learning environment and maximise children’s wellbeing and involvement. ​

    Strength of Evidence

    Not applicable