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Welcome to the final health & wellbeing update for 2021!

As we approach the end of another year, I wanted to take some time to say a big thank you and well done on another extraordinary year! It has been incredible to see the resilience of your teams once again, and the commitment to continuing your goals to support the wellbeing of the children in your care, their families, and your colleagues. I hope that you are all able to take some time to recharge over the holiday break and have some fun!

As always, our team is here to support your early childhood service to create healthy environments for children, staff and families. If you would like to learn more about how we support services to do this, please get in touch - we would love to work with you in 2022!

Have a safe and wonderful holiday season and new year! 

Kayla - Health Promotion Team at CBCHS 
e:   |      p: 8551 5428

Professional Development - We want to hear from you!

As things start getting back to normal and we look towards next year, our team is eager to find different ways to support early childhood service staff and educators to create healthy environments in their centres. 

So, we want to hear from you on what professional development topics and opportunities around health and wellbeing you would like to participate in 2022. 

Let us know by filling out a quick survey below!

Professional Development Ideas Survey
New online training module:  
Promoting healthy eating in long day care
The Healthy Eating Advisory Service (HEAS) in partnership with HORT Innovation have created a free online training module for early childhood educators in support of their role as healthy eating ambassadors to the children in their care.

This module has been designed to give educators confidence to: 

  • Introduce foods in fun ways to combat fussy eating
  • Role model healthy eating to promote healthy eating habits
  • Incorporate healthy eating into learning activities
  • Reflect on what their centre does and identify opportunities for change
  • Engage families in fostering healthy eating habits  
Find out more or access the training module below!
Promoting healthy eating training module
Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program:
Information Session for Early Childhood 

Join in on this free webinar to learn more about the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program through an early childhood focus. In this webinar, you'll be introduced to the philosophy of pleasurable food education to form positive food habits as well as how you can implement your own kitchen garden program at your service.

When: 15 March 2022, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Where: Online - Zoom
For more more information or to register, click the link below.

Kitchen Garden Program for Early Childhood Information Session
Challenging gender stereotypes through story books

In recognition of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, we wanted to share some books for children (and adults) that challenge traditional gender stereotypes.

We know these stereotypes can be harmful as they can impact the way children think and feel about themselves - so these books are a great way to support discussions and challenge these stereotypes. Check them out below!

Challenging gender stereotypes booklist
Junior Council Mental Health & Wellbeing Support Grants

Kindergartens in the City of Kingston can apply for grants of up to $2000 for programs, activities, projects or events which will support mental health and wellbeing in the community. 

Applications close 10 December 2021. For more information or to apply for the grant, click below!

Kingston Mental Health & Wellbeing Grants
Building Blocks Grants: Inclusion Stream

DET's Building Blocks Inclusion grant stream is now open. Eligible early childhood services can apply for funding to upgrade their facilities and playgrounds or purchase equipment to provide a safe and inclusive environments for children of all needs and abilities.

Applications close 15 March 2022. For more information or to apply for the grant, click below!

Building Blocks Inclusion Grants
The Health Promotion Team at CBCHS is funded by the Department of Health, allowing us to offer free, tailored health and wellbeing support to your early childhood service.

If you'd like to find out more about how we can support your service,
get in touch with Kayla on or 8551 5428.
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