“Road safety education is most effective when it is embedded in everyday experiences in services rather than left to a ‘theme week’ once a year”
Early childhood road safety education equips young children to become safe and active participants in their communities, now and into the future.
Together with VicRoads and leading early childhood experts, ELAA has developed a set of Educator Resources to help early childhood educators embed road safety education into their early learning curriculum.
The Starting Out Safely Road Safety Educator Resources align with the current quality principles in early learning, including the Early Years Learning Framework, the National Quality Standards and the National Practices for Early Childhood Road Safety Education.
There are nine parts to this resource, including an introduction to the National Practices for Early Childhood Road Safety Education, with eight National Practices.
Educators can use these resources as a starting point to address road safety education across the early learning program.
National Practice: Holistic approaches
National Practice: Responsiveness to children
National Practice: Learning through play
National Practice: Intentional teaching
National Practice: Learning environments
National Practice: Cultural competence
National Practice: Continuity of learning and transitions
National Practice: Assessment for learning
Practice ideas for educators
Information to download
Child Restraints October 2016 – VicRoads
Child restraints and airbags – RACV
VicRoads has a number of great resources; to order VicRoads educational resources and publications please call (03) 8391 3255
|Child restraints, booster seats and seatbelt readiness|
|Using restraints checklist|
|The road safety education play mat has been designed to complement the Starting Out Safely program. Play mat – Educator and family resourcedeveloped an educator and family resource guide, with references to the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework. Download the information sheet|
|Click Clack by Danny Katz, illustrated by Mitch Vane (2012) – $7.20|
|That’s the Sound the Street Makes by Danny Katz, illustrated by Mitch Vane (2012) – $7.20|
|First Best Friends by Margaret Wild, illustrated by Donna Rawlins (1992) – $4.60|
|Don’t Forget the Cheese, Pa! by Gwenda Smith, illustrated by Mitch Vane (1992) – $4.60|
|When Penny was Mum by Margaret Wild, illustrated by Chantal Stewart (1992) – $4.60|
|Crossing the road jigsaw puzzle – $19.00|
|ThingleToodle jigsaw puzzle – $12.50|
To order these VicRoads educational resources please call (03) 8391 3255