Assessment of Wellbeing in ECEC: A Literature Review

This resource documents research that underpins and defines wellbeing for children from birth to 5 years.

Program details

  • Priority area: Wellbeing (social and emotional)
  • Primary audience: Educators
  • Delivery mode: Resources (books, kits, manuals)
  • Strength of evidence: Not applicable
  • AEDC sub-domains:
    • Emotional maturity anxious and fearful behaviour
    • Emotional maturity aggressive behaviour
    • Emotional maturity hyperactivity and inattentive behaviour
    • Social competence responsibility and respect
  • Item cost: No upfront cost

Program description

This resource documents research that underpins and defines wellbeing for children from birth to 5 years, outlining the trajectory of children's wellbeing, and the learning environments and responsive interactions that support development of wellbeing. The content of this review was used to inform a Wellbeing Practice Guide to improve the quality of engagement with children.

Detailed cost

Not applicable.

Implementation considerations

Factors to consider: the resource helps to deepen practice and prompt reflective practice and inquiry.

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

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