Early Childhood Wellbeing and Learning Online Program

Since the first edition of the YCDI! Education Program Achieve Early Childhood

300,000+ children have participated in this program.

Research shows program benefits wellbeing, achievement.

Program Achieve Early Childhood. A Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum (ages 3 – 6 and first year of school)


  • Suggestions for teaching younger children (ages 3-4) in each lesson.
  • New role-play activities that have children practising their social-emotional skills.
  • Booklist provides books with characters who do/do not portray each of the 5 social-emotional skills. A total of 215 books are listed.
  • Downloadable YCDI! Quick Reference Cards: Teaching Social-Emotional Skills in Early Childhood.
  • Complimentary downloadable classroom poster.
The first-year purchase includes a complimentary set of character hand puppets
YCDI! Education Hand Puppets

Young children learn about the different social-emotional skills from messages communicated through the five hand puppets, Pete Persistence, Ricky Resilience, Oscar Organisation, Gabbie Get Along and Connie Confidence.

A complimentary set of hand puppets is included in the first year’s annual licence.

Additional sets of hand puppets are available for purchase so that all teachers can have the five characters present throughout the day to join the class as permanent members.

We LOVE YCDI!... we are huge Raving Fans at Kindercare.... particularly in times like these Ricky Resilience has definitely been in the spotlight for our children, team and families.
Victoria Farquhar-Ayson
Curriculum Manager / Area Manager Kindercare Learning Centres, New Zealand

You Can Do It! Education programs have been independently reviewed and are listed in the Be You Programs Directory. It meets the minimum evidence requirements set by Be You and has been awarded a rating for evidence and implementation.

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