EEB207 Leading Healthy and Safe Environments (8)

In this subject students investigate leadership theories for promoting healthy and safe early childhood settings. Principles of effective leadership are interrogated and the application of these to various early childhood settings is explored. Students will investigate how mandated policies and practices in early childhood settings ensure young children are healthy, safe and protected. Through a strengths-based approach, this subject will develop students' knowledge of health and safety issues affecting young children and provide opportunities to apply understandings effective leadership to provide healthy and safe environments in early childhood settings.


Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Dubbo Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EEB207. 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 Education

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have completed EEL204 and EEB423. 

Subject Relationships

EEL204 Replaced by EEB207
EEB423 Replaced by EEB207

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply leadership theories to healthy and safe environments in early childhood;
  • be able to examine the complexities of leading healthy and safe learning environments in early childhood;
  • be able to recognise the mandated policies that safeguard and promote healthy and safe environments in early childhood;
  • be able to identify and describe strategies that support children's health, safety and well-being in early childhood contexts;
  • be able to examine specific health, safety and well-being issues in the early childhood context; and
  • be able to apply the Healthy Promoting Schools model to the early childhood context.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Conceptualising and theorising leadership in early childhood
  • Leadership and identity in early childhood
  • Pedagogical leadership
  • Leading partnerships with families and communities
  • Physical health
  • Social and emotional health
  • Indigenous health
  • Healthy Promoting Schools Framework

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.