Healthy Early Childhood Services

The Healthy Early Childhood Services Achievement Program


We help services create a healthier environment for their students, staff and families. 


By joining our free health and wellbeing program, you'll be part of our Healthy Early Childhood Services community, along with 1,300 Victorian services who have already signed up to the Achievement Program.


Our program provides a framework that's designed to help your service bring together and enhance current health and wellbeing initiatives to support a whole-of-service approach to health and wellbeing.


Aligned to key policies and guidelines including the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework, the National Quality Standard and Quality Improvement Plans. 


The Achievement Program is supported by the Victorian Government and delivered by Cancer Council Victoria. 


Create a healthier service

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The Healthy Early Childhood Services program


Our program is a framework centred around six key health areas, which include:

  • Healthy Eating and Oral Health
  • Physical Activity and Movement
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Sun Protection
  • Safe Environments
  • Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drugs.


Each health area has a set of targets to achieve, resulting in healthy changes to your service's physical environment, policies and practices, and health promoting activities.


When you achieve all targets for a health area, you'll receive Victorian Government recognition.

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How we can help


By joining, you'll gain access to an online portal housing resources, tools and information to work through our program health areas. You'll also receive on-the-ground support from our wide network of health promoters.


You can work through the program at your own pace and tailor it to your unique needs. 



Access easy-to-use tools, templates and resources in our member portal.



Our staff and our health promoters are available to help you along the way.



Get Victorian government recognition as a healthy place.

Step-by-step guides to get you


Quick Start Guide  Program Guide

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