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EDMT5556 - Health and Wellness in Early Childhood
Faculty of Education and Social Work - 4 credit points
HECS Band seven
EFTSL: 0.083333333
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Department: Faculty of Education and Social Work
Offered session(s): 2
Prerequisites: EDMT5626
Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Alison Elliott

Classes: 1 x 2 hrs/wk in wks 1-4 and 10-13

Assessment: 1 x 1000 wd critical reflection (25%) and 1 x 30 min tutorial presentation (25%) and 1 x 2000 wd policy development (50%)

This unit of study assists students to develop knowledge and skills in the teaching of health, safety, nutrition, and wellness at the early childhood level. It provides students with the ability to help young children gain a beginning understanding of the world around them in a way that makes sense to them, a beginning understanding of health, safety, nutrition, and wellness behaviours and habits that will help sustain them for a lifetime. Play and family involvment are emphasised in assisting this process. This unit also provides students with the ability to plan and operate healthy and safe early childhood learning and care environments.
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