At St Helena's our early childhood educators play a key role in children's development by addressing protective factors that promote positive mental health and wellbeing. To assist them in this work we utilise KidsMatter Early Childhood. This is a continuous improvement framework that promotes children's mental health and wellbeing, through:
- Assisting our early childhood educators to recognise when children may be at risk of experiencing mental health difficulties.
- A greater understanding of pathways that will access professional intervention.
The KidsMatter Early Childhood framework supports and complements implementation of the Australian Government's Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standard.