Safety, Nutrition, and Health in Early Education

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Delmar/Thomson Learning, 2002 - Education - 558 pages
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For students who are learning how to care for children and promote the learning, growth, and well being of children, Safety, Nutrition and Health in Child Care introduces and develops the major components of quality child care - safety, health, and nutrition. Each chapter begins with key information to demonstrate the necessity for learning the material found in that chapter. Vignettes based on real-life events and observations, checklists, charts, and other helpful resources illustrate examples, organize reference tools for students, and show them how principles and concepts can be implemented in child care settings. The book also discusses "Reality Checks," which uncover vital topics students must know about including second-hand smoke, lead poisoning, lice, poverty, kids and guns, ADHD, peanut allergies, otitis media, care for mildly ill children, neighborhood violence, domestic violence, and hunger in America. Along with addressing vital issues, the book considers appropriate ways to assist children and gives students suggestions on how to work with community resources.

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This is a textbook I had to purchase for a class. I found it was lacking in may important areas and poorly organized and written. There are better ways to get the information. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Cathie Robertson received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from San Diego State University and did much of her undergraduate work at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo. She is a professor of Child Development and Family Studies at Grossmont College near San Diego, California. She has taught child development, family studies, and food and nutrition courses, specializing in childhood nutrition, for more than 25 years and is now semiretired and teaches online. She is the former president of the International Nanny Association and serves on several committees for issues that involve early childhood education and nutrition. Ms. Robertson has made numerous national, state, and local professional presentations, including a number of presentations at NAEYC conferences. She has been the recipient of a number of grants, including one for a curriculum and resource guide for working with prenatally substance-exposed children and their families and another to create an intergenerational program where senior volunteers were trained to work with preschool children. She volunteers regularly in early elementary classes to keep current and is involved in a school garden project that helps children learn about nutrition education.

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