SRF Program

  • Department of Education and Training Literacy Teaching Toolkit

    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 begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work, Children engage with a range of texts and get meaning from these texts, Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes, Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media.


    The Literacy Teaching Toolkit provides practical advice about the learning and teaching of language and literacy skills. The resources within the Toolkit inform early childhood practice by presenting high-quality integrated teaching and learning approaches focused on language and literacy. With written advice, in-depth learning experience plans, and videos of exemplary practice, the Toolkit provides key information to improve outcomes for all children in early childhood settings.

    Detailed Costs

    You may wish to consider backfill costs to allow educators to engage with this resource.

    Implementation Considerations

    Target population: early childhood educators.

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

    Factors to consider: consider how staff may be able to share the practice knowledge they obtain 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.

    Tools and systems: this is an online resource so staff will need access to a working internet connection.

    Strength of Evidence

    Not applicable