Early Childhood Community Wellness Program

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The aim of this program is specifically designed to support the early childhood community (educators, families and children) with education to be self-aware, and empowerment to create positive change to improve the wellbeing outcomes for all members of our community.

 

We understand the challenges of working in a childcare environment. This Early Childhood Community Wellness program provides early childhood services the educational resources to empower our educators in taking responsibility for maintaining and improving their well-being, both individually and collectively as a team. This translates into their ability to fulfill and excel in their roles as educators and carers for young children, providing them with a resilient and positive start to life.

The program also provides resources to make positive changes on optimising the well-being of children and families.

 

Well-being for parents is paramount for the principle commitment of raising healthy and positive children and their contribution to our community.

 

Well-being for educators is essential for a healthy, energised, engaged and positive workforce.

 

Well-being for children plays a significant role in enabling the feelings of safe, secure and connectedness and enhances their optimal growth and development.

Educators play a pivotal role within a childcare service. A strong sense of well-being provides educators with a sense of belonging, value and purpose to deliver the important work they do with children, families and colleagues. Positive well-being also enables educators with the ability to deal with the many challenges that are faced each day. 

“We hear you” resource on ACECQA website states:

 

When educators have a strong sense of well-being they are better equipped to:

  • Be responsive to every child’s needs

  • Develop rich, respectful relationships with each child

  • Encourage children to explore their environment and engage in play and learning

  • Develop a deeper understanding of each child, promoting their ability to plan extensions of children’s learning and development

  • Support children in development of confidence in their ability to express themselves, work through differences, engage in new experiences, and take on challenges in play and learning.

This is a 12 month program covering the 7 pillars of Wellbeing:

1. Physical Wellbeing

2. Mental Wellbeing

3. Social and community Wellbeing

4. Occupational wellbeing

5. Environmental wellbeing

6. Purposeful wellbeing

7. Financial wellbeing

Benefits of positive well-being in children:

 

  • Increased capacity to understand and self-regulate own feelings, and demonstrate empathy for others

  • Engage in positive relationships with families and friends

  • Positive view of themselves and feelings of belonging within the community

  • Improved confidence and willingness to try new things

  • Show enthusiasm in education, learning and play

  • Improved ability to engage with and support others

This program can be delivered face-to-face or online. 

Please contact us if you wish to receive a copy of our Early Childhood Community Wellness Program for consideration on how we can best support the well-being of your team, children and families.