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SAFETY, NUTRITION, AND HEALTH IN EARLY EDUCATION, Fifth Edition, prepares readers for a career in early childhood education through a combination of basic information and theory, practical applications, and resources. Emphasizing the realities of working with children from diverse backgrounds, the book covers four major subject areas: safety, nutrition, health, and wellness. This extensively updated and revised fifth edition—now written to NAEYC, DAP, and AAP/APHA standards guidelines—includes more material on wellness, the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010, groundbreaking research on fast food from Yale University, new information on "green" cleaning and the Go Green Rating Scale for Early Childhood Settings, and information on bed bugs. New Reality Check boxes take a closer look at current topics, such as developing brain research, rating elementary school lunches, school gardens, and pandemic outbreaks. Suggestions throughout the text offer practical guidance for working with children with disabilities and special needs.

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"The Robertson text has helped me to be successful in achieving my course goals because it gave me the tools to immediately walk in and provide comprehensive lectures and learner-centered activities. My students have responded well to the case studies and relevant information."

"The content kept my attention and expanded my knowledge about a subject I thought I knew."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781428352933
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/21/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 660
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Section 1: INTRODUCTION. 1. A Holistic Approach to Safety, Nutrition and Health in Quality Early Childhood Education Environments. Section 2: SAFETY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION. 2. Creating Safe Environments. 3. Indoor Safety. 4. Outdoor Safety. 5. Emergency Response Procedures. Section 3: NUTRITION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION. 6. Basic Nutrition. 7. Protecting Good Nutrition and Wellness. 8. Providing Good Nutrition for Diverse Children. 9. Menu Planning and Food Safety. Section 4: HEALTH IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ENVIRONMENTS. 10. Tools for Promoting Good Health. 11. Preventing Illness Through Infection Control. 12. Promoting Wellness Through Supportive Health Care. 13. Providing for Special Health Care Needs. Section 5: CURRENT ISSUES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION. 14. Child Maltreatment. 15. Fostering Good Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being in Children.

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