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Developed in partnership by Early Childhood Australia (ECA) and the Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH), this comprehensive and highly practical online professional learning package examines the importance of sleep to the overall health, wellbeing, learning and development of infants and
children in line with the introduction of safe sleep and rest practices (ACECQA, 2017).
Sleep is essential for the overall wellbeing, learning and development of infants and children. Children who do not sleep well may struggle to learn and regulate their behaviour. This can also affect the wellbeing and health of families and may impact the child’s experience in early education and care services.
The Centre, in partnership with ECA, has developed a professional learning package to provide early years professionals with evidenced-based learnings on children’s sleep. In addition, this package provides early childhood education and care
environments with the tools to facilitate safe sleep practices.
Over three separate course modules, the learning package will examine the science and importance of sleep in the early years and will provide practical solutions for supporting healthy and safe sleeping habits in children. All information in the modules are in line with the introduction of
safe sleep and rest practices (ACECQA, 2017). This learning package has been developed with support from the Ian Potter Foundation.
After completing this professional learning package you will:
Once you’ve finished each module, you’ll be able to download and save your answers to the reflective questions. At the end of the course, you will be able to download and save a certificate of completion.
audience: Suitable for early childhood education and care workers at all stages of their careers
duration: 3 hours (1 hour per module)
The Centre for Community Child Health is a department of The Royal Children’s Hospital and a research group of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.