Demonstrate knowledge of promoting the health and wellbeing

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					NZQA registered unit standard                                                      10024 version 3
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Title             Demonstrate knowledge of promoting the health and wellbeing of
                  children in ECE services

Level             2                              Credits           3


Purpose                        People credited with this unit standard are able to describe:
                               factors that can influence children's health and wellbeing;
                               community health issues that can influence children’s health
                               and wellbeing; and methods to protect and promote the health
                               and wellbeing of children in an ECE service.

                               This unit standard is an introduction to education and care of
                               children in an early childhood service. It is designed for people
                               who intend to work, or are working with, children in ECE
                               services. People working in the wider education sector may
                               also be interested in this unit standard. This unit standard will
                               prepare people to advance to a higher level of study in ECE.


Classification                 Early Childhood Education and Care > Early Childhood:
                               Educational Theory and Practice


Available grade                Achieved


Explanatory notes

1       For assessment of this unit standard, methods to protect and promote children’s
        health must be consistent with the Ministry of Health’s Child Health Strategy
        (Wellington: Ministry of Health, 1998).

2       Definitions
        Early childhood education (ECE) services are centre-based, hospital-based, home-
        based, or the child's family environment.
        Children refers to children from birth to school entry age who are enrolled at an ECE
        service.
        Children’s health and wellbeing refers to a child’s mental, physical, emotional and
        spiritual state.
        Whānau/family may be parents, guardians, and members of the extended family who
        have an interest in the child.

3       Candidates for this unit standard should be familiar with the intent of Te Tiriti o
        Waitangi, which informs guidelines, procedures, and practices in the ECE sector.

4       Legislation and Regulations include but are not limited to –
        Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008
        Care of Children Act 2004.


NZQA National Qualifications Services                       New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2011
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NZQA registered unit standard                                                    10024 version 3
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5     References
      Canadian Public Health Association, Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion: A Move
      Towards Health Promotion (Ottawa: WHO, 1986);
      The Social, Cultural and Economic Determinants of Health in New Zealand: Action to
      Improve Health (Wellington: National Health Committee, 1998);
      Well Child - Tamariki Ora (Wellington: National Health Committee Hunga Kai Titiro i
      te Hauora o te Tangata, 2006);
      Ministry of Education, Te Whāriki: He Whāriki Mātauranga mō ngā Mokopuna o
      Aotearoa. Early Childhood Curriculum (Wellington, Learning Media, 1996);
      NZEI Te Riu Roa, Early Childhood Education Code of Ethics for Aotearoa/New
      Zealand (Wellington: 1995). Available at
      http://www.nzei.org.nz/site/nzeite/files/misc%20documents/NZEI_code_of_ethics_Jul
      y_2008.pdf.

Outcomes and evidence requirements
Outcome 1

Describe factors that can influence children's health and wellbeing.

Evidence requirements

1.1         Description identifies the social, economic, and cultural factors that enhance the
            health of children in accordance with The Social, Cultural and Economic
            Determinants of Health in New Zealand: Action to Improve Health.

Outcome 2

Describe community health issues that can influence children’s health and wellbeing.

2.1         Community health problems relevant to children are described in terms of their
            effect on the child and the wider community.

            Range          community health problems may include but are not limited to –
                           glue ear, oral health, childhood illnesses, asthma, diabetes, child
                           obesity, allergies, head lice;
                           evidence of four is required.

2.2         Communicable diseases prevalent in children are described in terms of their
            effect on the child and the wider community.

            Range          communicable diseases prevalent in children may include but are
                           not limited to – measles, meningitis, rubella, chicken pox,
                           influenza, common colds, whooping cough, scabies, conjunctivitis;
                           evidence of two is required.




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Outcome 3

Describe methods to protect and promote the health and wellbeing of children in ECE
services.

Evidence requirements

3.1         The role of whānau/family in promoting children's health and wellbeing is
            described.

3.2         The role of the ECE service in promoting children's health and wellbeing is
            described.

3.3         Protection of children by the use of health services in the community is
            described.

            Range          evidence of at least three health services is required.

3.4         Protection of children from disease by immunisation programmes is described.



Planned review date               31 December 2015


Status information and last date for assessment for superseded versions
Process          Version Date                           Last Date for Assessment
Registration         1            28 April 1997                   N/A
Review               2            26 May 2004                     N/A
Review               3            17 December 2010                N/A

Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) reference         0135
This AMAP can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.

Please note
Providers must be granted consent to assess against standards (accredited) by NZQA, or
an inter-institutional body with delegated authority for quality assurance, before they can
report credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses of study leading
to that assessment.

Industry Training Organisations must be granted consent to assess against standards by
NZQA before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.

Providers and Industry Training Organisations, which have been granted consent and
which are assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that
applies to those standards.




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Consent requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this
standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). The
AMAP also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations
wishing to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for
tutors and assessors, and special resource requirements.

Comments on this unit standard

Please contact NZQA National Qualifications Services nqs@nzqa.govt.nz if you wish to
suggest changes to the content of this unit standard.




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