Healthy Kids

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

Coordinated by Children’s Health Queensland’s Centre for Children’s Health and Wellbeing, the project aims to bring together local ECEC educators and other key partners to engage in free face-to-face health-content professional development that complements the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Framework The events consist of:

  • A practical content webinar by health and early childhood leaders with a focus on strategies to support children’s health and wellbeing
  • Small group facilitated reflective practice discussions
  • Local Panel Q&A – ask the local panel members 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. Subscribe to the newsletter.

Connecting with families and communities is vital! Research shows that children’s learning and wellbeing are greatly enhanced when their families and early childhood service work together. This Healthy Kids series aims to provide information, tips and strategies for family and community engagement. This series supports Quality Area 6 of the National Quality Standards.

2022 theme: Connecting with families and communities

Session 1:
Understanding your families – ONLINE only event
1, 8 and 9 March 2022
Session 2:
Linking with your community
10 May 2022
Session 3:
Partnering with families
2 August 2022
Session 4:
Talking to parents about children’s development
25 October 2022

New in 2022

This year we’re offering an online option for those who can’t attend face-to-face events. These will be held after the main dates so look out for it when registering.

Communities

Healthy Kids events are delivered with our partners in 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 Kingaroy Ipswich
Logan Cairns Redcliffe Peninsula
Rockhampton Acacia Ridge Mackay South West Qld (run separate online version for rural and remote educators)

Contact us

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