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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we were only able to deliver one of the events in 2020, so this year we will be rebooting Healthy Kids with a re-run of the first event. All four sessions across the year build upon each other, so this is the perfect chance to revisit the information, pick up something you missed the first time around, or see it for the first time. Either way you will be ready for the remaining three events!

2021 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 2nd March, 2021
  • PD2: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the impact of Childhood Trauma – implications for Early Childhood Education and Care. 11th May, 2021
  • PD3: Implementing a trauma-informed framework at the centre level in Early Childhood settings. 3rd August, 2021
  • PD4: Managing the impacts of others’ trauma: Reducing Secondary Traumatic Stress. 26th October, 2021.


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 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 Yarrabilba Redcliffe Peninsula
Mt Isa Cloncurry Mackay

Contact Details

If you have any questions or comments regarding the Healthy Kids Project, please contact