Healthy Kids

The Healthy Kids Project offers free health professional development for the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector

Coordinated by the Centre for Children’s Health and Wellbeing, Children’s Health Queensland, the project aims to bring together local early childhood education and care (ECEC) educators and other key partners to engage in free face-to-face health-content professional development (PD) that complements the early years learning framework (EYLF) and National Quality Framework (NQF). The events consist of:

  • A practical content webinar, with question time, by health and early childhood leaders with a focus on strategies to support children’s development
  • Small group facilitated reflective practice discussions
  • Local health panels – ask the local health teams your questions and build relationships across sectors
  • Quarterly electronic newsletter with links to the webinars, key resources, relevant research and practical ideas for supporting children’s health and development. To register for the newsletter, please scroll to the bottom of this page.

2020 Theme: Trauma-informed care in the early years

  • PD1: Bumps and roadblocks: the impact of trauma, early adversity and toxic stress on children’s brain development, health and learning
    Tuesday 3rd March, 2020

Unfortunately, the remaining three events have been postponed for this year due to the ongoing restrictions and difficulties experienced by early childhood educators and our community partners during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Our plan is to run the whole series in 2021, with the three remaining topics covering:

  • Trauma-informed care for the individual child
  • Trauma-informed care at a whole centre level
  • How to manage disclosure and strategies for improving wellbeing and reduce stress

Communities

The Healthy Kids events are being delivered by CCHW and local partners in the following communities. Eventbrite bookings for each event will open approximately 4 weeks before the event goes live. If your community is not listed below, please contact CCHW@health.qld.gov.au to register your interest and discuss options for how to access the Healthy Kids events.

Townsville Burdekin Bundaberg Hervey Bay Maryborough
Toowoomba  Caboolture  Lockyer Valley and Somerset  South Burnett  Ipswich
 Logan  Roma  Cairns


Contact Details

If you have any questions or comments regarding the Healthy Kids Project, please contact CCHW@health.qld.gov.au