- Priority area: Wellbeing (social and emotional), access and inclusion
- Primary audience: Educators, parents/carers, children
- Delivery mode: Consultancy, group training, professional services
- Strength of evidence: Professional services
- 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: Variable
Psychologists, using an approach that builds on existing skills and knowledge, work with kindergarten teachers, parents/carers and children through case consultation, provision of group training and other discipline-specific services to enhance and support children's social and emotional wellbeing, mental health and identity.
These costs will be determined by the provider that your service chooses to access.
- Target population: early childhood educators and teachers, children and families.
- Program/practice descriptions and details: psychologists provide support to educators that builds on existing skills and knowledge, including coaching and modelling, in order to enhance their confidence in supporting children's social and emotional self-regulation, mental health and identity. Psychologists must be registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and work in accordance with the VEYLDF.
- Program adaptability: services should consider, in consultation with a psychologist, the needs of staff and children, and how best they may be supported by a psychologist.
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.