Supporting the mental health of children: Online program
A new online professional development program has been developed for those who work in the family day care setting to help build the capacity of educators, managers and coordinators to promote positive mental health and wellbeing in children.
Developed by national mental health institute, Everymind, with support from Family Day Care Australia, the first-of-its-kind program offers research-driven tools and techniques that have been specifically tailored for family day care. Supporting the mental health of children online program aims to deliver professional development approaches that builds confidence while encouraging educators, managers and coordinators to reflect on and look after their mental health and wellbeing.
There are six self-paced modules, plus the newly created Managers and Coordinators module, exploring various early childhood education practice areas. These align with the National Quality Standard, Early Years Learning Framework for Australia and the My Time, Our Place Framework.
Everymind is offering the online program from March 2022, working with key stakeholders and experts within the family day care sector to promote the benefits of participating in the program. The professional development program is available to educators, managers and coordinators free of charge and can be accessed by completing the registration survey below.