Published by Redleaf Press
10 Yorkton Court
St. Paul, MN 55117
www.redleafpress.org © 1997, 2006, 2014 by Connie Jo Smith, Charlotte M. Hendricks, and Becky S. Bennett
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First edition published 1997. Second edition 2006. Third edition 2014.
Cover design by Jim Handrigan
Cover photograph by Alloy Photography/Veer
Interior design by Percolator
Typeset in Stone Informal, Matrix Script, and Trade Gothic
Illustrations by Chris Wold Dyrud
Printed in the United States of America
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Smith, Connie Jo.
Community and environment / Connie Jo Smith, Charlotte M. Hendricks, Becky S. Bennett.
pages cm. — (Growing, growing strong : a whole health curriculum for young children)
Summary: “Children develop a sense of security and self-worth by becoming familiar with themselves, their
home, and the world around them. This curriculum includes activities that help children build connections
with their community and foster positive feelings about health and safety personnel”— Provided by publisher.
ISBN 978-1-60554-335-2 (e-book) ISBN 978-1-60554-244-7 (pbk.)
1. Health education (Preschool)—Study and teaching. 2. Health education (Elementary)—Study and
teaching. 3. Curriculum planning—United States. I. Hendricks, Charlotte Mitchell, 1957- II. Bennett, Becky
S., 1954- III. Title.
2013025997 Printed on acid-free paper