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Acacia values and promotes the development of Health and Well being for individual children as we embed many aspects throughout our daily routines and educational program.

This page showcases what we teach your children whilst they attend our centres.

It also has many resources for you to access.

Road Safety

Road safety information for families.

https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/safety-and-road-rules/vehicle-safety/child-restraints/children-from-birth-to-4-year

https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/safety-and-road-rules/road-safety-education/helmet-tips-for-parents-and-carers

https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/safety-and-road-rules/road-safety-education

Nutrition

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australian_guide_to_healthy_eating

Dental Hygiene

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Accessing Local Dental Services

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Sunsmart

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Heat_stress_and_heat-related_illness

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sunhat poster

sun-protection-babies-toddlers-info-sheet

sunscreen-info-sheet

think-uv-not-heat

vitamin-d-uv-radiation-info-sheet

Child_safety_hot_weather

Sids

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EasyReadB2012HR_SinglePage_Vietnamese

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Infectious Diseases

Chickenpox

Gastroenteritis

Hand_foot_and_mouth_disease

Impetigo_or_school_sores

Kids Health Info _ Hand foot and mouth disease – coxsackie virus

Roseola_infantum

Immunisation

DHH 8500 DL brochure – No Jab No Play_FA4 – PDF

1503025_Immunisation schedule Victoria from March 2015_WEB

Asthma

Asthma Management Feb2013

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My Asthma

Asthma & travel Feb2013

Anaphylaxis & Allergies

Anaphylaxis Fact Sheet

Anaphylaxis

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Eczema_Action_Plan-2015

Allergic_Reactions_Action_Plan_2016_WEB

P.A.T.H.S

P.A.TH.S is a curriculum that we have implemented in our program which focuses on fostering                                    children’s development of Well Being and Identity.

 It focuses on:

   Emotional literacy:  Identifying emotions and feelings.

So here at Acacia we look at feelings such as: happy, sad, angry, frustrated, tired, hungry, annoyed just to name a few.  We use props like pictures, songs, posters, puppets, stories and books to illustrate what these emotions look like. We label the emotions that children are expressing.

Social behaviour; Showing and expressing feelings are ok but some behaviours are not ok

Like it is okay to feel frustrated or angry but it is not okay to hit. Here at Acacia we set social rules that they children need to follow; e.g. no hitting our friends, no throwing toys, consequences on behaviour only. Never ignore behaviour.

We give our friends compliments. Demonstrate how behaviours can affect our friends. Adults are not to express how it affects our feelings; adults only focus on broken rules.

We give and guide children to solve their problems, this give children life skills to cope with the real world. Children are to recognise the problem that needs solving.

Calming down; knowing when they have escalated on a scale and time to go down to a lower level.

 Knowing  how to calm down before our emotions get confused.  We at Acacia assist children to have strategies to be able to calm down (de-escalation).

We provide areas where children can go and calm down, quiet areas, hiding areas indoor or outdoor.

We ask individual children the best way, place and method; they want to calm down when they are at a low level.

https://www.kidsmatter.edu.au/primary/programs/paths-curriculum

http://www.channing-bete.com/prevention-programs/paths/paths.html