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Completion of Laying the Foundations eLearning modules 1-5 entitles eligible participants to claim 5 CPD hours.  Laying the Foundations is an eLearning course that provides an overview of early childhood learning and development from 0-8 years, with a clear focus on the dynamic interaction between child health, learning, development and wellbeing. Laying the Foundations aligns with the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) which describes the principles, practices and outcomes that support and enhance young children's learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school. The framework is a key component of the National Quality Framework for early childhood education and care.  The content of the course is informed by the science of early brain development, current research and practice-based evidence; and provides multiple interactive learning opportunities with current information and resources about young children and their families. Multi-media elements, case studies, guided discussion points and skills-based activities are embedded throughout the modules. Participants are encouraged to reflect on their practice, and review how they support children and families through practice questions and exercises. Laying the Foundations consists of five modules. Each module takes between 20-40 minutes to complete with access provided for 12 months. A bookmark feature allows you to save and exit a module as needed and return where you left off.  The five modules are: Module 1:  Introduction to child learning and development – current perspectives on child health, learning, development and wellbeing. Module 2:  More about child learning and development – Factors that impact on child health, learning, development and wellbeing, and parent wellbeing and family functioning. Module 3:  Prenatal to three years – becoming curious about people and the world around them. Module 4:  Three to five years – participating in an expanding social world. Module 5:  Five to eight years - towards greater independence.   Laying the Foundations aligns with current early years quality frameworks, comprising: National Quality Standard and Framework Principles, practice and outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) Framework for School Certificate By completing/passing this course, you will attain the Laying the Foundations Certificate - Modules 1-5 noting that this activity has been endorsed by APNA according to approved quality standards criteria. This activity has been endorsed by APNA according to approved quality standards criteria. Compliments and concerns Use the star rating system in the Reviews tab to tell others what you think. You can also contact us training.ccch@rch.org.au with your feedback. Still not happy? APNA members can submit a grievance form to APNA.    Read More

Laying the Foundations                Completion of Laying the Foundations eLearning modules 1-5 entitles eligible participants to claim 5 CPD hours.  Description Laying the Foundations is a new eLearning course that provides an overview of early childhood learning and development from 0-8 years, with a clear focus on the dynamic interaction between child health, learning, development and wellbeing.   The content of the course is informed by the science of early brain development, current research and practice-based evidence; and provides multiple interactive learning opportunities with current information and resources about young children and their families. Multi-media elements, case studies, guided discussion points and skills-based activities are embedded throughout the modules. Participants are encouraged to reflect on their practice, and review how they support children and families through practice questions and exercises. Laying the Foundations consists of five modules. Each module takes about one hour to complete with access provided for 12 months. A bookmark feature allows you to save and exit a module as needed and return where you left off. The five modules are: Module 1 : Introduction to child learning and development – current perspectives on child health, learning, development and wellbeing. Module 2 : More about child learning and development – Factors that impact on child health, learning, development and wellbeing, and parent wellbeing and family functioning. Module 3 : Prenatal to three years – becoming curious about people and the world around them. Module 4 : Three to five years – participating in an expanding social world. Module 5 : Five to eight years - towards greater independence. Laying the Foundations aligns with current early years quality frameworks, comprising: National Quality Standard and Framework Principles, practice and outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) Outcomes and practice principles of the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework  (VEYLDF) Framework for School Certificate By completing/passing this course, you will attain the Laying the Foundations Certificate - Modules 1-5 noting that this activity has been endorsed by APNA according to approved quality standards criteria. This activity has been endorsed by APNA according to approved quality standards criteria. Compliments and concerns Use the star rating system in the Reviews tab to tell others what you think. You can also contact us training.ccch@rch.org.au with your feedback. Still not happy? APNA members can submit a grievance form to APNA.    Read More

Welcome to the Infant Sleep eLearning Program. This program is designed for health professionals and parents to help babies aged six months and older learn to sleep during the day and overnight. Research tells us that over a third of babies experience problems settling to sleep at the start of the night or waking overnight, or both. This can have a big impact on the parents and other siblings. At the Centre for Community Child Health, we have overseen a decade-long research program to help babies settle to sleep. Through a series of high quality trials and face-to-face training programs, we have tested a number of techniques that are safe and effective to use in babies aged six months or older. This program will teach you about these techniques and provide you with materials to support you and the parents you see during these often challenging times. Read More

This course aligns with the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). Laying the Foundations is an eLearning course that provides an overview of early childhood learning and development from 0-8 years, with a clear focus on the dynamic interaction between child health, learning, development and wellbeing.   The content of the course is informed by the science of early brain development, current research and practice-based evidence; and provides multiple interactive learning opportunities with current information and resources about young children and their families. Multi-media elements, case studies, guided discussion points and skills-based activities are embedded throughout the modules. Participants are encouraged to reflect on their practice, and review how they support children and families through practice questions and exercises.   Laying the Foundations consists of five modules. Each module takes between 20-40 minutes to complete with access provided for 12 months. A bookmark feature allows you to save and exit a module as needed and return where you left off. The five modules are: Module 1 : Introduction to child learning and development – current perspectives on child health, learning, development and wellbeing. Module 2 : More about child learning and development – Factors that impact on child health, learning, development and wellbeing, and parent wellbeing and family functioning. Module 3 : Prenatal to three years – becoming curious about people and the world around them. Module 4 : Three to five years – participating in an expanding social world. Module 5 : Five to eight years - towards greater independence.   Laying the Foundations aligns with current early years quality frameworks, comprising: National Quality Standard and Framework Principles, practice and outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) Outcomes and practice principles of the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework  (VEYLDF) Framework for School Read More

Laying the Foundations is an eLearning course that provides an overview of early childhood learning and development from 0-8 years, with a clear focus on the dynamic interaction between child health, learning, development and wellbeing. Laying the Foundations aligns with the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) which describes the principles, practices and outcomes that support and enhance young children's learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school. The framework is a key component of the National Quality Framework for early childhood education and care.  The content of the course is informed by the science of early brain development, current research and practice-based evidence; and provides multiple interactive learning opportunities with current information and resources about young children and their families. Multi-media elements, case studies, guided discussion points and skills-based activities are embedded throughout the modules. Participants are encouraged to reflect on their practice, and review how they support children and families through practice questions and exercises. Laying the Foundations consists of five modules. Each module takes between 20-40 minutes to complete with access provided for 12 months. A bookmark feature allows you to save and exit a module as needed and return where you left off.  The five modules are: Module 1:  Introduction to child learning and development – current perspectives on child health, learning, development and wellbeing. Module 2:  More about child learning and development – Factors that impact on child health, learning, development and wellbeing, and parent wellbeing and family functioning. Module 3:  Prenatal to three years – becoming curious about people and the world around them. Module 4:  Three to five years – participating in an expanding social world. Module 5:  Five to eight years - towards greater independence.   Laying the Foundations aligns with current early years quality frameworks, comprising: National Quality Standard and Framework Principles, practice and outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) Framework for School Read More

Did you know that one in five Australian children start school behind in language and communication? Let’s Read is a national early literacy initiative promoting reading with children from birth to five years. Let’s Read was developed by the Centre for Community Child Health at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and The Royal Children’s Hospital. The Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) and The Smith Family (TSF) have partnered to implement Let’s Read with communities across Australia. Enrol in the Let’s Read eLearning Course, a 2013 eLearning Award finalist, and help the children you work with to take full advantage of social and learning opportunities for life. Read More

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