Goodstart Behaviour Support Kit

The Goodstart Behaviour Support Kit offers support for educators teaching pro-social skills & self-regulation to children aged 3–5 years.

Program details

  • Priority area: Wellbeing (social and emotional)
  • Primary audience: Educators
  • Delivery mode: Resources (books, kits, manuals), online, coaching, face-to-face
  • Strength of evidence: Level 6 – Supported by expert opinion
  • AEDC sub-domains:
    • Emotional maturity anxious and fearful behaviour
    • Emotional maturity aggressive behaviour
    • Social competence responsibility and respect
  • Item cost: Moderate ($200$2000 per person/item)

Program description

The Goodstart Behaviour Support Kit is a toolkit of professional learning materials curated by Goodstart Early Learning to support the intentional teaching of pro-social skills and self-regulation for typically developing children aged 3 to 5 years.

The toolkit comprises a guide and a set of visual aids for use by educators as a teaching tool to support pro-social behaviour and communication with young children. The visual aids and guides can be incorporated into regular teaching and learning. The toolkit also contains four online professional development modules that support the implementation of the resources by building the capability of educators and teachers.

Optional online coaching (consisting of 3 x 2-hour sessions) is available and facilitates the educator’s navigation of the resources within the toolkit, planning for implementation within the classroom, and reflection on how the resources are working in practice.

Detailed cost

  • Goodstart Behaviour Support Kit and 4 online learning modules: $495 (excluding GST) plus postage: $30
  • Online coaching and implementation support (3 x 2-hour sessions): $1,080 (excluding GST)

Implementation considerations

  • Target population: educators.
  • Staffing: services should consider the cost of backfill when determining the cost of accessing this resource.
  • Supervision/coaching: 3 x 2-hour sessions of online coaching and implementation support is available as part of the optional coaching support.
  • Tools and systems: services will need access to a computer or device with access to the internet.

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

Item responds to these sub-outcomes

Children become strong in their social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.