Road safety for early childhood

A leading cause of death of infants and young children (birth to 5 years of age) involves tragic incidents with motor vehicles. These vulnerable people are exploring their environment while they lack the skills necessary to identify and react to hazards and dangerous situations.

As a parent, carer or educator, you have a critical role in teaching children about road safety concepts during the early years of their life.

Developed by early childhood and road safety experts, these National Practices for Early Childhood Road Safety Education will help guide your education programs, while also ensuring that all lessons are aligned to the Early Years Learning Framework.

Planning guides

For your use when planning your road safety activities, we have developed a set of explanatory guides detailing the National Practices, as well as practice suggestions.