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HEALTH, SAFETY, AND NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD, 9th Edition, covers contemporary health, safety, and nutrition needs of infant through school-age children--and guides teachers in implementing effective classroom practices--in one comprehensive, full-color volume. Concepts are backed by the latest research findings and linked to NAEYC standards. The text emphasizes the importance of respecting and partnering with families to help children establish healthy lifestyles and achieve their learning potential. Early childhood educators, professionals, and families will find the latest research and information on many topics of significant concern, including food safety, emergency and disaster preparedness, childhood obesity, children's mental health, bullying, resilience, chronic and acute health conditions, environmental quality, and children with special medical needs. Also provided are easy-to-access checklists, guidelines, activities, and lesson plans that no early childhood student or professional should be without.
- New Learning Objectives correlated to the main sections in each chapter show students what they need to know to process and understand the information in the chapter. After completing the chapter, students should be able to demonstrate how they can use and apply their new knowledge and skills.
- New Digital Downloads of the complete Teacher Checklists presented in the textbook are available for students to download, customize, and use in the classroom. An icon identifies the downloadable checklists throughout the text.
- New Did You Get It? quizzes allow students to measure their performance against the learning objectives in each chapter. One question for each learning objective is featured in the textbook to encourage students to go to CengageBrain.com, take the full quiz, and check their understanding.
- Several chapters have been rewritten, reorganized, and expanded to improve student learning. A new section, "Emergency and Disaster Preparedness," has been added to Chapter 8. Former Chapters 14 and 15 have been combined into a new Chapter 14, "Nutrients That Promote Growth and Regulate Body Functions (Proteins, Vitamins, Minerals, and Water)." Technical detail has been replaced with material that is easier for students to understand. Chapter 18, "Food Safety", has been reorganized and new information added to draw attention to a serious health concern.
- A New Teach Source Video Connections feature introduces students to short video clips filmed in actual classrooms and available for viewing at Early Childhood Education CourseMate. Each video illustrates important chapter content and includes questions that can be used for self-reflection and/or group discussion. The videos are also appropriate to use for professional in-service training.
- A new Partnering with Families feature addresses the importance of family involvement and inclusion in children's health, safety, and nutrition education. Information on a variety of topics is provided in letter format for busy teachers to copy and send home or share with families in a newsletter, program handbook, website posting, parent conference, or bulletin board display.
- A new Connecting to Everyday Practice feature presents real-life situations that challenge students to resolve common dilemmas by applying chapter content. Thought-provoking questions encourage self-reflection and/or group discussion.
- A new Did You Know. . . ? feature in the margins offers interesting facts to increase student curiosity and interest in chapter content.
- Teacher Checklists--a well-received feature that has been expanded in every chapter--provide quick, efficient access to critical information and best practices. Beginning practitioners will find these concise reference lists especially helpful in learning new material. Experienced teachers and administrators will appreciate their easy access for classroom use and staff training purposes.
- An extensive, updated collection of children's books that can be used for teaching about health, safety, and nutrition while also encouraging literacy skills appears in Appendix D. It includes titles that address topics such as dental health, mental health, self-care, safety, nutrition, special needs, and physical activity.
- Relevant National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Professional Preparation Standards are identified at the onset of each chapter, enabling students to relate chapter content to the association's professional education framework.
1. Children's Well-Being: What It Is and How to Achieve It.
2. Daily Health Observations.
3. Assessing Children's Health.
4. Caring for Children with Special Medical Conditions.
5. The Infectious Process and Environmental Control.
6. Childhood Illness: Identification and Management.
Unit II: KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE.
7. Creating High-Quality Environments.
8. Safety Management.
9. Management of Injuries and Acute Illness.
10. Maltreatment of Children: Abuse and Neglect.
11. Planning for Children's Health and Safety Education.
Unit III: FOODS AND NUTRIENTS: BASIC CONCEPTS.
12. Nutrition Guidelines.
13. Nutrients That Provide Energy (Carbohydrates, Fats, and Proteins).
14. Nutrients That Promote Growth and Regulate Body Functions (Proteins, Vitamins, Minerals, and Water).
Unit IV: NUTRITION AND THE YOUNG CHILD.
15. Feeding Infants.
16. Feeding Toddlers and Young Children.
17. Planning and Serving Nutritious and Economical Meals.
18. Food Safety.
19. Nutrition Education: Rationale, Concepts, and Lessons.
Looking Ahead. . . Making a Difference.
A. National Health Education Standards.
B. Monthly Calendar: Health, Safety, and Nutrition Observances.
C. Federal Food Programs.
D. Children's Book Lists.
E. Nutrient Information: Fast-Food Vendor Websites.
"We have used this text for many years. Students like the readability and it meets the needs of our objectives for the course. It is the best health, safety, and nutrition textbook that I have found for early childhood students."
"This is the must-have text. Others are adequate, but do not substantially cover all elements needed for this course."
Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.
Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank
Updated to reflect content changes in the Ninth Edition, the Instructor's Manual includes answers to the book's Case Study Questions and Chapter Review Questions, additional questions for discussion for each chapter, and a film list. A new feature in the manual integrates TeachSource Video Cases. The Test Bank includes multiple-choice, true/false, completion, short-answer, and new essay questions for each chapter.
CourseMate, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access
Cengage Learning's new Early Childhood Education CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Students can also access a new integrated eBook, Digital Downloads of Teacher Checklists, flashcards, TeachSource Videos and other videos, and more. Also new is Engagement Tracker, a first-of-its-kind tool that allows you to monitor student engagement in the course. The accompanying instructor website, available through login.cengage.com, offers access to password-protected resources such as PowerPoint® lecture slides and the online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank.
CourseMate, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access
Cengage Learning's new Early Childhood Education CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards and practice quizzes, Digital Downloads of Teacher Checklists, additional forms, room diagrams, activity plans, puppet patterns, and sample lesson plans, plus Web activities and exercises, Web links, TeachSource Video Cases and other videos, and more. Access Early Childhood Education CourseMate through CengageBrain.com.