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Healthy Children, Healthy Lives (drop-ship)

by Sharon Bergen and Rachel Robertson
ITEM #: 4120017

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.

"Healthy Children, Healthy Lives" 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 child and adult who passes through the doors.

The checklists cover six areas of wellness:

  • Nutrition and healthy eating habits
  • Physical activity and fitness
  • Emotional health and resilience
  • Physical health
  • Safety and risk management
  • Leadership
The completed checklists can be used to create an action plan to improve your program's approach to wellness.

"Bergen and Robertson speak from a wealth of experience in offering very important and very practical tools and strategies that early childhood programs can employ to help their children and staff members get on the path to wellness."
--Roger Neugebauer, Publisher, Exchange Magazine

Table of Contents

Part 1: Nutrition and Healthy Eating Habits
  Foods and Meals
  Healthy Eating Habits for Infants
  Healthy Eating Habits for Children
  Program Approach to Nutrition
  Nutrition Education and Resources for Families
Part 2: Physical Activity and Fitness
  Developing Physical Activity and Fitness Habits in Children
  Program Approach to Physical Activity
  Physical Activity and Fitness Education and Resources for Families
Part 3: Emotional Health and Resilience
  Emotional Intelligence
  Positive Behavior Guidance
  Approaches to Learning
  Family Support and Involvement
Part 4: Physical Health
  Health Promotion
  Addressing Illness and Special Health Needs of Children
  Environmental Health
Part 5: Safety and Risk Management
  Emergency Preparedness
  Injury Prevention
Part 6: Leadership
  Communicating with Families about Health, Safety, and Fitness
  Leading Program Staff Members
  Facility and Financial Management
Additional Resources
Certificate of Participation

ISBN: 978-1-60554-081-8