SEED was co-designed for educators working with young children at both low and high risk of social-emotional difficulties, including children with mental health and developmental challenges. It is a comprehensive online learning tool that aims to strengthen educators’ expertise in fostering children’s social-emotional skills. Interactive modules offer evidence-based and tailored strategies that educators can embed into their early learning environment and teacher-child interactions.
SEED was developed using Intervention Mapping methodology and since 2019, has been offered to Victorian kindergartens through the Department of Education and Training’s School Readiness Funding scheme. It was awarded one of the highest ‘strength of evidence’ rankings of all educational programs included in the initiative.