Welcome to the Early Childhood Teachers Coaching Program with Gowrie Victoria. To support new and returning Victorian Early Childhood Teachers on their journey through coaching, we have developed a series of resources which cover a wide range of practice areas. You will have access to these tools and resources for the duration of your time in the Coaching Program and your Gowrie Coach will work through some of this content during your coaching sessions.

Practice Area 1: Victorian Early Years Learning & Development Framework (VELDYF)

These resources will strengthen you understanding of the Victorian Early Years Learning & Development Framework and how it will guide your teaching practices.

VEYLDF Practice Guide: IdentityVCAA/DET
VEYLDF Practice Guide: ConnectionVCAA/DET
VEYLDF Practice Guide: WellbeingVCAA/DET
VEYLDF Practice Guide: LearningVCAA/DET
VEYLDF Practice Guide: CommunicationVCAA/DET

Practice Area 2: The Planning Cycle

These resources will assist you to reflect on the Planning Cycle in addition to strengthening your current knowledge and understanding of the Planning Cycle in Early Childhood settings.

The Planning Cycle – OverviewACECQA
Unpacking the Planning CycleACECQA
Observations & The Planning CycleGowrie Victoria
Inquiry Based LearningACECQA
Early Years Planning Cycle ResourceVCAA

Practice Area 3: Continuity of Learning & Transition to School

These resources will help you to reflect on the importance of continuity of learning and how to support school transitions in the Early Learning space.

Transitions – Moving in, moving up and moving onACECQA
Supporting transition to schoolECA
Continuity of Learning: A resource to support effective transitionsAustralian Government Department of Education
Transition to School – Planning Ideas
Transition to School – Resource KitDET
Moving to Primary SchoolDET

Practice Area 4: Child Safe Standards

These resources will further develop your understanding of the Child Safe Standards and Reporting in Victoria

The 11 Child Safe Standards – OverviewGowrie Victoria
Short guide to the Child Safe StandardsCommission for Children and Young People
Keeping Our Kids Safe: Cultural safety and the national principles for child safe organisationsSNAICC/VACCA/OCS
Tip Sheet: Cultural Safety for Aboriginal childrenCommission for Children and Young People
Tip Sheet: Safety of children from CALD backgroundsCommission for Children and Young People
Tip Sheet: Safety of children with disabilityCommission for Children and Young People
Video: Child Safety in PracticeGowrie Victoria

Practice Area 5: Learning Environments

The resources will help you reflect and create engaging learning environments for children.

Fact Sheet: Inclusive environmentsACECQA
Fact Sheet: The environment as the third teacherACECQA
An Environment for LearningACECQA
Create the Perfect Play SpacesChild Australia

Practice Area 6: Learning Environments

These resources will strengthen your understanding of child behaviour, trauma, and wellbeing; including ways to positively guide and support children.

Assessment of Wellbeing in Early Childhood Education and Care: Literature ReviewVCAA
A trauma-sensitive approach for children aged 0-8years: Literature ReviewWomen’s Health Goulburn North East
Fact Sheet: Supporting AgencyACECQA
Fact Sheet: Relationships with ChildrenACECQA
Fact Sheet: Supporting Children to Regulate Their Own BehaviourACECQA
Calmer KindergartensBerry Street
Stress and Trauma in Young ChildrenAustralian Childhood Foundation
Self-regulation: A foundation for wellbeing and involved learningIPSP

Practice Area 7: Reflective Practice

These resources will guide your reflective practice.

Fact Sheet: Developing a culture of learning through reflective practiceACECQA

Practice Area 8: Exploring Reconciliation

These resources will help you to reflect on the importance of exploring and impeding First Nation Perspectives in your practice and program.

Fact Sheet: Be part of reconciliationACECQA
Exploring reconciliation in early childhood practiceACECQA
Talking About Practice – Exploring Reconciliation In Early ChildhoodDET/ECA

Having trouble accessing a file? Can’t find what you’re looking for? Reach out to us at coaching@gowrievictoria.org.au.