Health and Physical Education in Early Childhood
Investigate the health and wellbeing factors related to the development and care of children aged 0-6 years. Study social and emotional, linguistic, and cognitive development alongside mandatory health, safety and child protection policies.
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- 01 Jun 2020
- 30 Nov 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge of fundamental movement skills in children from birth to 8 years old
- design an integrated physical education program for young children
- critique documents and policies that influence and support the development of high quality health, social and emotional, linguistic, nutritional, cognitive and physical education programs in early childhood environments
- identify the principles underpinning child protection based on a sound pedagogical framework
- evaluate children’s needs and abilities related to health and physical education.
- Planning for children's health, safety & physical education
- Helping children stay healthy and happy; Maintaining mental health and well-being; Resources for teachers and families
- Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle; Parents as partners in children's health and well-being; Personal and social skill development
- Factors affecting children's health: the role of parents and families; Adapting learning programs for children with special needs; A multi-disciplinary approach to health
- Food and Nutrition: a school approach to healthy eating; Including children in decision making about food; Food promotion
- Safety Management and Duty of Care – relevant curriculum documents; National Quality Standard: quality area 2; Early Years Learning Framework
- Child safety - abuse and early motor skills neglect; Mandatory reporting requirements; Professional learning for mandatory reporting
- Introduction to motor skills; Child development review: physical skills development
- Fundamental Motor Skills; Assessment and planning to teach fine and gross motor skills; Early intervention for fine motor skills; Design of obstacle courses, circuits & games for gross motor skills
- Child safety; Abuse and Early Motor Skills Neglect, Mandatory reporting requirements, Professional learning for mandatory reporting
- Body Management & Awareness
- Review of planning for children's health, safety & physical education
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as EDE282 Health and Physical Education in Early Childhood.
This subject investigates health, and wellbeing factors related to the development and care of young children (birth - 6 years). This includes examining social and emotional, linguistic, and cognitive development of children from birth to 8 years. Mandatory health, safety and child protection policies are examined together with appropriate strategies that educators in early childhood settings can effectively implement to enhance the outcomes for young children. These strategies will not only help maintain a healthy early childhood environment, but will also improve outcomes for the whole community within an early childhood educational context. The subject also explores the characteristics of children's physical development and motor coordination and how educators can provide children with quality fundamental movement experiences.
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- Report (50%)
- Matrix (50%)
Kids with Zip: A Practical Resource for Promoting Active Children Ages 3-12
Landy, J. and Burridge, K.
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