Category Archives: KidsMatter

KidsMatter is a mental health and wellbeing initiative for children. KidsMatter Early Childhood works with early childhood education and care services to support the mental health and wellbeing of young children, their families and early childhood educators using a promotion, prevention and early intervention framework.

Get ready, get set … Yarn Up

The blog was originally posted in 2015 and updated in August 2020. Conversations about family, kinship, culture and Country help support mental health and wellbeing. Yarning is a way of capturing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ story and description of how they see and experience something. We have seen yarning benefit many individuals, groups and […]

7 things we can do to build professional resilience

Originally posted in 2015, this post was updated in August 2020.  Being an early childhood educator can be both rewarding and challenging. Above are just a few of the responsibilities early childhood educators have. Your wellbeing matters because, as an educator, it influences your interactions and relationships with children and young people. It also affects […]

School adjustment critical to long-term wellbeing

Starting primary school is an important, but potentially stressful, time in a child’s development. Kay Margetts, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Studies at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, talks about children’s social, emotional and behavioural adjustment to school and the importance of early preparation by families for the best outcomes. How strong is the […]

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