SRF Program

  • Travelling the Yellow Brick Road

    VEYLDF Alignment

    Item uses these practice principles: High expectations for every child, Respectful relationships and responsive engagement.

    Item responds to these sub-outcomes: children become strong in their social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.


    Travelling the Yellow Brick Road - How to support young children through transition times coping with change - kindergarten to school, is a full-day workshop aimed at helping professionals to support parents in:
    • identifying key transition times/difficulties
    • identifying different emotions and behaviours when faced with change
    • being aware of / understanding of how children respond to change
    • understanding the child from a neurobiological perspective - how the brain works
    • building resilience by teaching emotional regulation / social emotional learning (self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship skills
    • coping with change by teaching skills to children to understand their feelings and behaviour through the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy model.

    The workshops are held at PIRI (Parent-Infant Research Institute) at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital. These workshops will run with six or more participants.

    There are currently three workshops scheduled for 2019:

    • 30 January 2019
    • 6 February 2019
    • 10 July 2019

    PIRI has the capacity to run more workshops depending on the expressed interest.

    The workshop is also able to be run in regional areas via Imagine the Future. The cost of this service would be negotiated on an individual basis. To travel to regional areas there is a minimum participant requirement of no less than 20 participants.

    Services can contact PIRI directly through the website for additional information and to discuss possible options for the workshop.

    For regional workshop options, please contact Imagine the Future (details below).

    Detailed Costs

    This full-day workshop costs $330 (incl. GST) per person. There is a discounted price offered of $297 (incl. GST) per person for groups of 10 or more participants.

    Implementation Considerations

    Target population: early childhood educators and other professionals helping parents whose children are making the transition to school.

    Staffing: services should consider the cost of backfill when determining the cost of accessing this resource.

    Factors to consider: educators should consider this as part of the broader range of transition to school practices to support effective transition to school outcomes for children and families.

    Strength of Evidence

    Not applicable