EEB309 Wellness and Wellbeing (8)

This subject explores the concept of wellness and wellbeing for staff and children in early childhood settings.  A health model of wellness and wellbeing is used to provide a framework for exploring the social, intellectual, physical, environmental, emotional and spiritual dimensions of wellness for adults and children. Strategies to promote wellness and wellbeing for children and staff in early childhood settings are discussed.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Northern Sydney Institute
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Northern Sydney Institute
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Session 3 (90)
Albury-Wodonga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EEB309. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Teacher Education

Enrolment Restrictions

This subject is restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years) or as approved by the respective Course  Director. 

This subject is not available to students who have completed EEB306 Wellness and Wellbeing in Early Childhood Contexts as it shares similar content.

Subject Relationships

EEB306 Shares similar content

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain the role and value of the various dimensions of wellness and wellbeing in relation to children and staff in the early childhood context;
  • be able to examine the socialisation and environmental influences on health issues and how they apply to children and staff in early childhood settings;
  • be able to discuss the role leaders and advocates in the early childhood profession have on ensuring conditions in early childhood settings that support the wellness and wellbeing of children and staff; and
  • be able to create a plan with useable ideas and experiences to improve wellness and wellbeing for early childhood centre staff that could be implemented in an early childhood setting.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Analysis of the concept of wellness and wellbeing for adults and children from a health perspective, addressing six dimensions of wellness.
  • Physical and environmental wellness and wellbeing: catering for wellness via nutrition, health/fitness and hygiene, design of positive environments that promote environmental sustainability for adults and children. Social wellness and wellbeing; adult-child attachment, security, sense of belonging, connectedness; developing social competence, resilience and tolerance in young children.
  • Emotional wellness and wellbeing: looking at issues of image, self-esteem, personal interests and pursuits; active and passive creativity; contentment/fulfilment, happiness and enjoyment in life.
  • Intellectual and spiritual wellness and wellbeing.
  • Stress in early childhood settings.
  • Socialisation, environmental and equity issues as they relate to wellness and wellbeing.
  • Promotion of wellness and wellbeing for early childhood staff and children using personal development, health, physical education, art, music, movement and drama in early childhood settings.
  • The role of early childhood professionals, leaders and advocates in supporting the wellness and wellbeing of children, families and staff.

Special Resources

Students require access to a computer with Internet connection


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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.