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Health and Safety In Early Childhood

Health and Safety In Early Childhood

In this course, you’ll learn to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all young children and staff in an early childhood education setting. You’ll learn the importance of providing responsive and sensitive care in the development and learning of young children. This course will focus on both physical care as well as social, emotional and culturally safe environments, including the mental health of young children. Multicultural and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives will be explored, particularly in relation to developing family and community partnerships that enhance children’s wellbeing. You will be prepared to identify and respond to common children’s allergies, illnesses and emergencies and how to administer and store medications according to regulatory frameworks. You will also learn about the role of nutrition, hygiene and the handling of meals and snacks to meet the needs of children from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds.

Unit Code: EDECE2019

Credit Points: 15