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Safety, Nutrition, and Health in Early Education,9781401812553
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Safety, Nutrition, and Health in Early Education

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9781401812553

ISBN10:
1401812554
Media:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/19/2002
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Designed for caregivers and teachers in child care who want to provide optimum environments for children and encourage the learning, growth, and well-being of children in their care, Safety, Nutrition and Health in Child Care introduces and develops the major components of quality child care - safety, health, and nutrition. While addressing important topics and issues, the book uses vignettes, checklists, charts and other helpful resources to shows how principles and suggestions can be implemented in child care settings. With attention on the whole child in quality child care, the book supports caregivers in their goal to benefit children in their care. Benefits: Reality Checks present cutting-edge information for caregivers and teachers Tables, charts, and checklists are handy references that reinforce important concepts Safety and risk management, strategies for nutritional balance, and identifying health factors teach caregivers how to improve child care environmen

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Introduction 1(1)
Safety, Nutrition, and Health in Child Care: A Holistic Environmental Approach 1(26)
Holistic Approach
2(2)
The Environment
4(6)
Health Promotion, Protection, and Disease Prevention
10(2)
Risk and Risk Management of Children's Well-Being
12(1)
Providing High-Quality Child Care in Safety, Nutrition, and Health
13(14)
Reality Check: Child Care in America: The Reality
15(5)
Chapter Summary
20(1)
To Go Beyond
21(6)
SECTION I Safety In Child Care 27(136)
Setting Up and Managing a Safe Environment
28(31)
Safety Policies
29(3)
Creating Safe Environments
32(12)
Reality Check: Child Custody and the Impact on a Child Care Center
42(2)
Injury Prevention Management
44(6)
Constructing a Safety Plan for Child Care
50(3)
Implications for Caregivers
53(6)
Reality Check A Child Care Safety Checklist for Parents
54(2)
Chapter Summary
56(1)
To Go Beyond
56(3)
Indoor Safety
59(39)
Indoor Safety Policies
60(2)
Indoor Safety Guidelines
62(10)
Reality Check Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
62(10)
Indoor Equipment Safety
72(4)
Toy Safety
76(5)
Interpersonal Safety
81(5)
Reality Check: kids and Guns
84(2)
Poison Control
86(3)
Fire and Burn Prevention
89(3)
Implications for Caregivers
92(6)
Chapter Summary
94(1)
To Go Beyond
94(4)
Outdoor Safety
98(28)
Safety Policies for the Outdoor Environment
99(1)
Examining Child Care Environments for Outdoor Hazards
100(11)
Reality Check: Sun Safety
103(7)
Reality Check: Neighborhood Violence
110(1)
Playground Equipment Safety
111(3)
Traffic and Transportation Safety
114(5)
Water Safety
119(3)
Implications for Caregivers
122(4)
Chapter Summary
123(1)
To Go Beyond
123(3)
Emergency Response Procedures for Child Care
126(37)
Safety Policies for Emergency Response
127(1)
Identifying an Emergency
128(4)
Basic Emergency Response Procedures
132(6)
Basic CPR and First Aid
138(9)
Emergency Planning for Children with Special Needs
147(1)
Disaster Preparedness
147(10)
Reality Check: Creating an Emergency Natural Disaster Plan for Your Child Care
153(4)
Implications for Caregivers
157(6)
Chapter Summary
159(1)
To Go Beyond
159(4)
SECTION II Nutrition In Child Care 163(106)
Promoting Good Nutrition in Child Care
164(35)
Nutrition Policies
165(1)
Understanding Nutritional Guidelines
166(5)
Basic Nutrients
171(10)
Childhood Nutritional Challenges
181(9)
Reality Check: Peanut Allergy
189(1)
Implications for Caregivers
190(9)
Chapter Summary
194(1)
To Go Beyond
194(5)
Providing Good Nutrition in Child Care
199(37)
Specific Nutritional Policies
200(2)
Early Feeding and the Infant in Care
202(9)
Feeding the Toddler
211(6)
Food and the Preschooler
217(4)
Reality Check: Television and Its Effects on Children's Nutrition
219(2)
School-Age Nutrition
221(2)
Nutrition and the Child with Special Needs
223(2)
Exercise as a Part of Diet
225(1)
Implications for Caregivers
226(10)
Chapter Summary
231(1)
To Go Beyond
231(5)
Menu Planning and Food Safety in Child Care
236(33)
Nutritional Policies
237(2)
Guidelines for Food Programs
239(3)
Menu Planning for Child Care
242(11)
Reality Check: Children of the Fast Food Generation
246(7)
Food Safety in Child Care
253(6)
Reality Check: E. coli and Children
257(2)
Implications for Caregivers
259(10)
Chapter Summary
263(1)
To Go Beyond
263(6)
SECTION III Health In Child Care 269(122)
Promoting Good Health for Children
270(30)
Health Policies
271(2)
Children's Health Records
273(3)
Staff Health
276(11)
Providing a Mentally Healthy Environment
287(3)
Reality Check: The Resilient Child
290(1)
Implications for Caregivers
290(10)
Reality Check: Secondhand Smoke
293(2)
Chapter Summary
295(1)
To Go Beyond
295(5)
Tools far Promoting Good Health in Children
300(32)
Health Policies
301(2)
Recording Health Status of Children
303(2)
Assessing a Child's Health Status
305(20)
Reality Check: Effects of Lead Poisoning on Children
313(8)
Reality Check: Poverty and Childhood
321(4)
Implications for Caregivers
325(7)
Chapter Summary
328(1)
To Go Beyond
328(4)
Infection Control in Child Care
332(29)
Health Policies for Infection Control
333(1)
Mechanisms of Infectious Disease Spread
334(7)
Reality Check: The Issue of Head Lice in Child Care
337(4)
Immunizations for Disease Prevention
341(3)
Universal Sanitary Practices for the Child Care Environment
344(8)
Environmental Quality Control for Disease Prevention
352(3)
Implications for Caregivers
355(6)
Chapter Summary
357(1)
To Go Beyond
357(4)
Health Care in Child Care
361(30)
Health Policies
362(1)
Identification of Infectious Diseases
363(11)
Reality Check: Otitis Media and Child Care
367(7)
Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care
374(6)
Managing Care for Mildly III Children
380(5)
Reality Check: Special Care for Mildly Ill Children
383(2)
Implications for Caregivers
385(6)
Chapter Summary
388(1)
To Go Beyond
388(3)
SECTION IV Current Issues In Child Care Safety Nutrition, and Health 391(103)
Child Abuse
392(22)
Policies for Child Abuse
393(1)
Preventive Measures for Child Abuse
394(5)
Protective Measures for Child Abuse
399(9)
Reality Check: Shaken Baby Syndrome
401(5)
Reality Check: Domestic Violence and Its Effect on Children's Lives
406(2)
Implications for Caregivers
408(6)
Chapter Summary
410(1)
To Go Beyond
411(3)
Special Topics in Safety, Nutrition, and Health
414(33)
Policies for Special Topics
415(1)
Inclusion of Children with Special Needs into Child Care
416(11)
Reality Check: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)
425(2)
Children with Chronic Illnesses
427(7)
Reality Check: Children with HIV/AIDS in Child Care
431(3)
Children with Stress
434(3)
Working with Children from Drug-Abusing Families
437(3)
Implications for Caregivers
440(7)
Chapter Summary
443(1)
To Go Beyond
443(4)
Creating Linkages
447(29)
Policies for Creating Linkages
448(2)
Toward Better Communication Skills
450(4)
Managing Diversity
454(5)
Accessing Community Resources
459(5)
Reality Check: Bananas-A Few People Can Make a Difference
461(3)
Developing Effective Advocacy
464(3)
Creating a Team Approach
467(9)
Chapter Summary
471(1)
To Go Beyond
472(4)
Building Curriculum for Safety, Nutrition, and Health
476(18)
Curriculum
477(2)
Lesson Planning
479(2)
Sample Lesson Plans for Safety, Nutrition, and Health
481(13)
Introduction
481(1)
Chapter One
482(1)
Chapter Two
483(1)
Chapter Three
484(1)
Chapter Four
485(1)
Chapter Five
486(1)
Chapter Six
487(1)
Chapter Seven
488(1)
Chapter Eight
489(1)
Chapter Nine
490(1)
Chapter Ten
491(1)
Chapter Eleven
492(1)
Chapter Twelve
492(1)
Chapter Thirteen
493(1)
Resources Building Curriculum 494(7)
Appendix A Forms 501(16)
Appendix B Physical Growth National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Percentiles 517(6)
Appendix C Children's Development 523(8)
Appendix D Nutritional Assessment Tools 531(6)
Appendix E Sources of Materials Related to Safety, Nutrition, and Health 537(6)
Glossary 543(4)
Index 547


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