Our flag-ship wellbeing program for educators in the early years
As you will soon discover, this educational journey is far more than a professional development program. It is an opportunity to grow your practice toward social and emotional wellbeing, benefiting the children in your care as well as purposefully providing an opportunity for you to discover your own sense of self and wellbeing as an educator.
Wings does not just teach you 'what you will do with children'.
Rather, it will pose to you the question 'how will I be with children?'
How to interact in a manner that fosters problem solving and enhances children's sense of self
The role of the learning environment in fostering the key components of wellbeing
How to encourage reflection on practice
Key methods of interacting to foster wellbeing and resilience
An understanding of neuroscience in early years and the impact of interactions on the brain
How to build a sense of connectedness and belonging on the platforms of relationships and attachment
A number of other approaches and strategies to building a group that is socially and emotionally healthy
Wings to Fly is a well-researched, evidenced-based program exploring concepts including:
Identity and awareness
Connectedness and belonging
Feelings and emotions
Problem solving and
Friendships and support people
12 hours of professional development training with a qualified facilitator
2 x 6 hours days or;
6 x 2 hour evening sessions
Completing Wings to fly will contribute 12 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing the standard 4.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers toward maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW, Queensland and Victoria.
Wings to Fly manual and workbook
Wings Resources website and support
PD completion certificate
"It was very enlightening and backed by research. It has given me so much direction and a sense of grounding in my practice." Kate G
"I learnt how to approach children's behaviour in a more open and calming way. I wish I had these skills right from when my own children were born." Lisa M
"It completely changes the way you talk, think and act." Taylor B
"A fantastic course that empowers staff to make a change, to be positive and to have the framework to support children." Jen W
Together, we will move step by step through the program gaining valuable insight toward a new way of thinking, a new way of doing and most importantly, a new way of being.
WINGS TO FLY
Shows you how to deal with anxiety in children including separation anxiety for toddlers
Social emotional development through resilience training
Promotes social development in early childhood as well as building resilience in children
As a program, Wings is designed to support early years educators to optimise their pedagogical practice in order to enhance overall outcomes for children.
Evidence based research
Positive outcomes for children
Distinct reduction in staff stress
Increase in educators capacity to undertake job specific demands
Dr Jennifer Cartmel
Professional development courses for early childhood teachers
Director of Education and Leaning, Debbie Miller, establishes initial research, concept and program delivery of the Wings to Fly program
Research trial conducted by Dr Jennifer Cartmel from Griffith University in five early learning centres and kindergartens
After exceptional results from trials, Wings program delivery begins in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and throughout Queensland
The first 'Wings Facilitator' training session is launched in Brisbane
Wings to Fly receives approval as an evidence based program from the Federal Government Australian Institute of Family Studies
Entered into a Venture Philanthropy partnership with Social Ventures Australia to expand delivery of the Wings to Fly program throughout Queensland
The successful launch of our support website 'Wings Resources'
WINGS TO FLY
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Pathways to Resilience
How will I be ?
9a/10 Thomas Street, West End
Queensland 4101, Australia
07 3169 2400