Health & Safety

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    By Sharon Bergen & Rachel Robertson

    Early childhood is a critical time in human development. Understanding and supporting children's wellness early on can make the greatest impact on physical, social and emotional, and cognitive health throughout childhood and adulthood. This book provides a comprehensive collection of checklists and research-based information to help you evaluate and improve wellness in your program, making it a safe, happy place for each person—child and adult—who passes through the doors. 

    The checklists cover six areas of wellness:

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    By Susan S. Aronson, Timothy R. Shope

    Newly revised and updated, this easy-to-use guide is an essential resource for caregivers, teachers, and health professionals seeking to promote healthy behaviors and prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Contains helpful reference guides, including new quick reference sheets on prevention and infectious diseases, as well as an expanded section on outbreaks and emergencies. Detailed chapters address infection control measures, immunizations, and inclusion/exclusion criteria. From the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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  • Preventing Obesity in Early Childhood Settings
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    Child obesity is at epidemic levels. One-third of the children in America are carrying too much weight. Early childhood programs can lead the way in educating young children and their parents on the importance of diet and exercise. This Turn-Key Training Program will give early childhood educators the knowledge base and practical strategies they need to make a difference.

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    By Susan S. Aronson, ed.

    Bestseller! Now in its fifth edition, Healthy Young Children has been used in hundreds of early childhood settings to promote the health, nutrition, and safety of children, staff members, and families. This edition contains a new chapter on promoting children’s health through physical activity. Also included are updated standards, procedures, and resources, including sample forms, letters, and checklists.

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  • Early Sprouts
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    By Karrie Kalich, Dottie Bauer, & Deirdre McPartlin

    A research-based early childhood curriculum, this “seed-to-table” approach gets children interested in and enjoying nutritious fruits and vegetables. The activities used in this 24-week program can be tailored to fit any early childhood program, climate, or geographical region; have been tested in a variety of early learning environments; and have received accolades from children, their parents, and teachers alike. From Redleaf Press.

  • 1 Great Plate for Preschoolers (Poster)
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    Encourage preschoolers to make their plates great! This poster (18”x24”, laminated) promotes an easy-to-remember USDA MyPlate equation to help elementary children visualize how to fill their dinner plates. A good-for-you and tasty meal is pictured showing the divisions of the new food pyramid, MyPlate. From Learning ZoneXpress. 

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    Enhance child outcomes by weaving best practices in mental health into early childhood services. This accessible text from more than a dozen top experts gives early childhood professionals a primer on key issues in infant mental health and research-based guidelines for practice. From Brookes Publishing.

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    By AAP, APHA, NRCHSCC

    The third edition of Caring for Our Children contains updated guidelines on the development and evaluation of the health and safety of children in all types of early care and education settings. Covers health promotion, nutrition and food service, infectious diseases, program activities for health development, and more. Includes a new section on preventing childhood obesity. 

    Issued jointly by the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Public Health Association, and National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education. 

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  • Item #: 241
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    By Frances M. Carlson

    “Big body play”—the sometimes rowdy, always very physical running, rolling, climbing, tagging, jumping, grabbing, and wrestling that most children love and many adults try to shut down—can and should be an integral part of every early childhood setting. Drawing from evidence-based practice and the latest research, this book explains the multitude of benefits of big body play for young children’s social-emotional, cognitive, and physical development.

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    The Live 54321+10™ for Kids Poster (18"x24", laminated) communicates six “numbers to live by” to encourage good nutrition and healthy habits in children. Featuring the six things kids should do each day to maintain a healthy lifestyle, this colorful health and wellness poster helps kids make healthy choices. These daily "numbers to live by" include

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