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Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS) is an evidence-based tool for detecting and addressing developmental and behavioural problems in children aged from birth to seven years and 11 months. PEDS resources include a parent completed questionnaire and practitioner completed Scoring and Interpretation forms. Enrolling in both the Foundation and Advanced Practice PEDS courses offers you both courses at a reduced rate. Please note: It is recommended that you have been using PEDS in your work with children and families for at least 6 months before attempting to complete the Advanced Practice PEDS course. Course 1 Foundation PEDS is now available for practitioners, both experienced and those new to PEDS.  Foundation PEDS consists of four modules: Introduction to developmental screening. Understanding PEDS. Using PEDS. PEDS in practice.     This course provides an overview of developmental screening, informs practitioners of the science that underpins PEDS and provides step by step instructions on the practical application of the tool.  Key to the successful application of PEDS is parent engagement.  Throughout the course practitioners are encouraged to reflect on their practice and review how they support children and families. A bookmark feature allows you to exit a module when needed and start again where you left off.  Course 2 PEDS Advanced Practice This course complements Course 1 Foundation PEDS and aims to enhance the skills of practitioners to review and reflect on: the latest research underpinning PEDS. your application of the tool. the depth of your child development and child behaviour knowledge. your understanding of the technical aspects of PEDS, including a review of the latest version of the PEDS forms. more case studies and other useful resources  Please note: If you currently use PEDS in your State child health record, or kindergarten or school entry health questionnaire, please check with your PEDS coordinator first to see if they are arranging access to PEDS eLearning for you. If you require more than 10 registrations please contact us to request a quote and coupon code here. GPs seeking RACGP Category 2 accreditation points register for PEDS Courses 1 and 2 here GPs seeking ACRRM core CP points register for PEDS Courses 1 and 2 here Practice nurses seeking APNA CPD points register for PEDS Courses 1 and 2 here DISCOUNTS Number of registrations      ex GST           GST         Discount per enrolment Courses 1 and 2 11 - 50 $ 95.00 $ 9.50 $ 104.50 Courses 1 and 2 51 - 100 $ 90.00 $ 9.00 $ 99.00 Courses 1 and 2 101 or more $ 70.00 $ 7.00 $ 77.00 Course 1 11 - 50 $ 60.00 $ 6.00 $ 66.00 Course 1 51 or more $ 55.00 $ 5.50 $ 60.50 Course 1 - Student rate* 1 $ 50.00 $ 5.00 $ 55.00   Please email training.ccch@rch.org.au for any bulk purchase or student discount enquiries.   Read More

Laying the Foundations  (5 CPD hours with APNA) This activity has been endorsed by APNA according to approved quality standards criteria. 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

  This activity has been endorsed by APNA according to approved quality standards criteria. Completion of PEDS Foundation and PEDS Advanced Practice eLearning entitles eligible participants to claim 3 CPD hours.  Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS) is an evidence-based tool for detecting and addressing developmental and behavioural problems in children aged from birth to seven years and 11 months. PEDS resources include a parent completed questionnaire and practitioner completed Scoring and Interpretation forms. Course 1 Foundation PEDS is for practitioners, both experienced and those new to PEDS. Foundation PEDS consists of four modules: Introduction to developmental screening. Understanding PEDS. Using PEDS. PEDS in practice.     This course provides an overview of developmental screening, informs practitioners of the science that underpins PEDS and provides step by step instructions on the practical application of the tool.  Key to the successful application of PEDS is parent engagement.  Throughout the course practitioners are encouraged to reflect on their practice and review how they support children and families. A bookmark feature allows you to exit a module when needed and start again where you left off.  Course 2 PEDS Advanced Practice This course complements Course 1 Foundation PEDS and aims to enhance the skills of practitioners to review and reflect on: the latest research underpinning PEDS. your application of the tool. the depth of your child development and child behaviour knowledge. your understanding of the technical aspects of PEDS, including a review of the latest version of the PEDS forms. more case studies and other useful resources  Please email peds.ccch@rch.org.au for any bulk purchase enquiries. 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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