Safety, Nutrition and Health in Early Education, 5th Edition

  • Cathie Robertson Grossmont College
  • ISBN-10: 1111832528
  • ISBN-13: 9781111832520
  • 672 Pages Paperback 
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2003
  • © 2013 | Published
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SAFETY, NUTRITION, AND HEALTH IN EARLY EDUCATION, Fifth Edition, prepares students 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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  • Features, such as What Would You Do? (formerly Pause for Reflection), Reality Check boxes on issues that affect the well-being of children, vignettes, and Implications for Teachers (strategy sections, updated with new information on engaging diverse families and practice for cultural competency) provide practical applications and a more in-depth look at key topics.
  • Key terms are defined in the margin and in the glossary at the end of the book.
  • A chapter summary, critical-thinking questions, activity ideas, and case studies at the end of each chapter offer opportunities to review, reflect, and apply the material.
  • The book's website, Education CourseMate, provides additional resources and activities, including quizzes and flashcards.

What's New

  • A new Chapter 15, "Fostering Good Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being," emphasizes the importance of addressing the critical issues of mental health, children's stress, and challenging behaviors--and suggests resources teachers can use to find help in dealing with problem behaviors.
  • New icons throughout the text identify increased coverage of professionally recognized standards and practices. In addition, a convenient new Standards Correlation Chart on the book's inside front cover highlights content related to NAEYC Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation Programs, Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) in Early Childhood Programs, and Caring for our Children from the American Public Health Association and American Academy of Pediatrics (2011).
  • New TeachSource Video boxes, with questions for reflection and discussion, direct students to videos that reinforce chapter content by allowing them to observe children and teachers in child care settings. Videos are available at the book's website, Education CourseMate.
  • The text now addresses diversity and special needs with relevant information incorporated throughout, new Engaging Diverse Families sections in many of the Implications for Teachers sections, and an updated chapter, "Providing for Special Health Care Needs," on caring for children with chronic illnesses and other heath challenges.
  • Updated throughout, the fifth edition includes the most current research available on a variety of topics, including obesity and fast food, "green" cleaning and the Go Green Rating Scale for Early Childhood Settings, bed bugs, developing brain research, rating elementary school lunches, school gardens, and pandemic outbreaks.
  • A new feature, Building Curriculum for Children, provides curriculum ideas and strategies related to the topic under discussion.
  • The latest nutrition research and food/activity pyramids--MyPyramid for Kids Food Guidance System; Asian, Latino, and Mediterranean food pyramids; and the Physical Activity Pyramid--help students understand the nutrition issues and needs of infant to school-age children from a variety of backgrounds.

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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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About the Author

Cathie Robertson

Cathie Robertson, who holds BS and MS degrees from San Diego State University, teaches courses in 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 many years. Robertson is the former president of the International Nanny Association, serves on several committees for issues that involve early childhood education, and has made numerous national, state, and local professional presentations. 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. In addition to teaching online, she currently volunteers in an elementary school and collaborates with several school districts on school garden and nutrition projects. Robertson is married, the mother of three adult children plus one elementary school-age child, and grandmother to ten.