Health and Wellness in Early Childhood (EDMT5556)


This unit of study assists students to develop the knowledge and skills to teach about health, safety, nutrition, and wellness at the early childhood level and to maintain safe health-promoting early childhood centres. It provides students with the skills to help young children gain a beginning understanding of the world around them in developmentally appropriate ways, and a beginning understanding of health, safety, nutrition, and wellness behaviours that promote long term health and wellness. Play and family involvement are emphasised in assisting this process. This unit also helps students develop knowledge and skills, plan and operate healthy and safe early childhood learning and care environments, including knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements.

Further unit of study information


1x2-hr workshop/wk for 9 wks


tutorial presentation and 1500wd report (50%) and 2000wd portfolio based on weekly learning tasks (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge


Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.