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Caring For Our Children

Author : American Academy of Pediatrics
ISBN : 1581104839
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The new 3rd edition contains updated guidelines on the development and evaluation of the health and safety of children in all types of early care and education settings - centers and family child care homes. Features 10 chapters of 686 standards and 39 appendicesTotal of 58 new standards and 15 new appendicesNew and revised standards in all areasEasy-to-read 2-column format Key areas of change includeUse of early childhood mental health consultants and early education consultantsMonitoring children's development and obtaining consent for screeningPositive behavior managementLimiting screen timePromoting physical activitySwaddlingHealthy eatingEncouraging breastfeedingHand sanitizersSun safety and sunscreenIntegrated pest managementInfluenza controlEnvironmentally friendly settings and use of least toxic products Updated and new appendices includingCreating plan for children with special health care needsHelmet safetyHelping children in foster care make successful transitionsMedication administration formsA poster on encouraging breastfeeding in early care and education programsAuthorization for emergency medical/dental careHealthier eating as shown in the USDA "MyPlate," which replaces "MyPyramid" to support healthier food choices
Category: Family & Relationships

Preventing Childhood Obesity In Early Care And Education Programs

Author : American Academy of Pediatrics
ISBN : 1581107145
Genre : Medical
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"Selected standards from Caring for our children: national health and safety performance standards; guidelines for early care and education programs, 3rd edition."
Category: Medical

Healthy Young Children

Genre : Health & Fitness
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Many parents possess the general knowledge when it comes to foods to eat and foods to avoid. But there is also a need to know the right serving to target the complete amount of vitamins and minerals needed by the body...Read for more...
Category: Health & Fitness

Guidelines For Nursing Excellence In The Care Of Children Youth And Families

Author : Dr. Marilyn Krajicek, PhD, RN, FAAN
ISBN : 9780826169624
Genre : Medical
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First Edition Designated a Doody's Core Title and Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award! This distinguished title, written by nationally recognized nursing experts in health care and pediatrics, delivers the most current evidence-based practice standards and their application. These guidelines, developed through systematic consensus-building led by the AAN’s Child, Adolescent, and Family Expert Panel, incorporates the wisdom of 17 professional nursing and healthcare organizations regarding the core elements of pediatric nursing excellence. This second edition contains substantial updates to all guidelines based on the most current research evidence and demonstrates examples of how to best apply the guidelines to nursing practice. Disseminating the gold standard of care for infants, children, adolescents, and families, this text addresses access to health care, genetic assessment and counseling, culturally responsive care, care for children and youth with disabilities, and others. Every chapter breaks down a guideline into its definition, history, and implications for clinical, education, policy, and research in nursing practice. A case study based around the analyzed guideline illustrates how the guideline should be employed in nursing practice culminates every chapter. Replete with supplemental online files full of resources to apply these guidelines to nursing practice, Guidelines for Nursing Excellence in the Care of Children, Youth, and Families represents an invaluable resource for pediatric nurses, nursing students, nursing educators, nursing administrators, pediatric and family nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, nursing clinicians in public health, school nurses, and nurse researchers. New to the Second Edition: Significant updates to all 17 guidelines based on latest research evidence Contributions by five new nursing and health care organizations A new chapter organizational framework incorporating useful pedagogical elements Examples of applications to education, research, policy, and clinical practice A new faculty toolkit Key Features: Provides current pediatric practice standards formatted and endorsed by 17 leading professional nursing and health care organizations Includes content applicable to advanced practice nurses, educators, researchers, and consultants Includes learning objectives, description of guidelines, applications to practice, exemplars, references, and websites for additional resources
Category: Medical

Managing Legal Risks In Early Childhood Programs

Author : Holly Elissa Bruno
ISBN : 9780807753774
Genre : Education
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Can my child care program be sued? If you have ever asked yourself this question, you are not alone. This guide will help you prevent and manage problems with potential legal consequences, reduce the risk of a lawsuit, and assist you in preparing a strong defense should your program be sued. This practical book covers a wide range of topics, including privacy issues, accusations of discrimination, employee hiring/firing practices, and insurance coverage. The authors offer clear advice and examples of specific policies and procedures that will help you keep children safe while improving communication with parents, regulators, insurance agents, and lawyers.
Category: Education

Teaching And Leading With Emotional Intelligence

Author : Peggy Daly Pizzo
ISBN : 9780807776759
Genre : Education
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In this much-needed text, the author provides dilemma-based teaching cases that teachers and early childhood leaders can analyze and discuss to build problem-solving and decision-making skills. Readers will reflect on challenges they are likely to experience in practice, addressing issues such as linguistically and culturally isolated children, children refusing to share with others, high-energy children struggling to develop self-regulation and executive function, and children experiencing trauma. They will also examine issues related to inadequate resources and teacher compensation. Each case portrays early childhood practitioners as they transform challenging scenarios into opportunities for the growth of social and emotional skills. This one-of-a-kind resource can be used for professional development, for courses that address the emotional and social development of young children, and with students beginning their supervised field experience to help bridge their research and practice. “This excellent book . . . demonstrates the growth of the whole child, using well-written, research-based portrayals of teachers and leaders displaying emotional intelligence and fostering its growth in children, teachers, and leaders.” —From the Foreword by Edward F. Zigler, The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy “This important book emphasizes that the first thing children need is to know they are loved, the second is to learn self-regulation, and the third is to know how to get along with others. Peggy Pizzo’s book shows teachers how they can help children learn these things and thrive.” —T. Berry Brazelton, professor emeritus, Harvard Medical School and founder of Brazelton Touchpoints Center “As a long-time admirer of Peggy Pizzo and her seminal work, I am delighted that she is bringing an innovative approach—using teaching cases—to early childhood professional development in ways designed to help children learn and grow.” —Ellen Galinsky, president, Families and Work Institute
Category: Education

Supporting Play In Early Childhood Environment Curriculum Assessment

Author : Dorothy Justus Sluss
ISBN : 9781337672191
Genre : Education
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Every preschool, kindergarten, and primary teacher should have SUPPORTING PLAY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD: ENVIRONMENT, CURRICULUM, ASSESSMENT, 3rd Edition, in their personal library. Readable yet thorough, this book and supporting materials provide a comprehensive approach to designing, implementing, and evaluating play-based programs for young children. The first two chapters situate play in the context of historical and current theory while providing information about the role of play in the growth and development of the child. Current topics such as connections to neurological research, culture and diversity, play for children with special needs, outdoor learning settings, STEM, Reggio Emilia, and the importance of interactions with adults are addressed. Symbols throughout the text show the alignment of the content with NAEYC and CEC/DEC standards. Sample lesson plans are in the appendix. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Education

Healthy Children Healthy Lives

Author : Sharon Bergen
ISBN : 9781605542010
Genre : Education
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Healthy Children, Healthy Lives helps improve the wellness of children, families, and early childhood professionals in early childhood programs. This series of checklists covers six components of wellness—nutrition and healthy eating habits; physical activity and fitness; emotional health and resilience; healthy care practices; safety and risk management; and leadership, management, and administration. Each research-based checklist provides built-in guidance for improvement, complements any high-quality curriculum, and aims to contribute to children's ability to thrive and experience joy in life and learning.
Category: Education

Early Education Curriculum A Child S Connection To The World

Author : Hilda Jackman
ISBN : 9781285443256
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The sixth edition of EARLY EDUCATION CURRICULUM: A CHILD’S CONNECTION TO THE WORLD focuses on the process of planning and implementing a curriculum, and setting up an inclusive child-centered environment. This text meets the needs of a diverse range of students and experienced teachers, helping them to make informed decisions about curriculum content as well as to develop creative thinking and the ability to effectively apply theory to an early childhood classroom setting. Updated to include the most current research and standards, the sixth edition presents new material on brain research that underlies teaching ideas as well as new information on reflective practice, intentional teaching, and using the environment as a teaching tool. The book retains its strong applied focus on the how-to’s of teaching, with many new hands-on teaching tips and six new chapters on topics such as observation and assessment, fine motor and manipulatives, and large motor and outdoor play. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Family & Relationships