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Preschool and Kindergarten / Health Education Help children develop a sense of —Patricia Dischler,, author of From Babysitter to Business Owner and Teaching the 3 Cs: Creativity, Curiosity & Courtesy, president of the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC), and nationally recognized speaker ow 5 • Gr “The books in the Growing, Growing Strong series provide a comprehensive resource for providers and teachers when supporting children in learning more about themselves, each other, and their communities. Children are given freedom to explore the topics, ask questions, and interact with items that help them problem solve and build their understanding. All of the material is presented in a way that is very respectful to individual preferences, experiences, fears, interests, and cultures.” o win ng The curriculum includes • Overviews of the six community and environment topics • Suggested interest area materials and supports for creating the learning environment • Learning objectives and vocabulary words to introduce and use • Suggestions for evaluating children’s understanding of each topic • More than 30 hands-on classroom activities • Family information and take-home activities Gr g S t ro Children develop a sense of security and self-worth by becoming familiar with themselves, their home, and the world around them. Increase children’s awareness of their own communities and the ways they can help within their home and environment with this Community and Environment curriculum. It will help children learn about their homes and neighborhoods, safety helpers, health helpers, consumerism, citizenship, and environmental education. ing, community This book is part of the Growing, Growing Strong series, a whole- health curriculum for children age three through kindergarten. Together, the books provide a complete set of activities and resources to help you support children’s growth and wellness. About the Authors Dr. Connie Jo Smith, Dr. Charlotte M. Hendricks, and Dr. Becky S. Bennett are experienced and passionate leaders in the career management, early childhood, and health education fields. 978-1-60554-244-7 $14.95