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.

2018 Theme: Physical Health and Wellbeing

  • PD1: Catching a Moment to Move: Why is it so important for physical health and wellbeing?
    Tuesday 27th February 2018
  • PD2: Physical Building Blocks in the Early Years
    Tuesday 1st May 2018
  • PD3: Creating Environments to Promote Physical Activity
    Tuesday 7th August 2018
  • PD4: Eating our Way to Good Health
    Tuesday 23rd October 2018

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 4-6 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
 Gympie  Caboolture  Lockyer Valley and Somerset  South Burnett  Ipswich
 Logan  Roma  Charleville  Cunnamulla  St George


Contact Details

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