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Sharon Bergen

Biography:

Sharon Bergen is an instructor of Early Childhood and Youth Development at Dakota County Technical College. She has over thirty years of experience in the profession as a teacher, program director, multi-site manager, trainer, curriculum writer, senior corporate executive, and NAEYC state affiliate executive director. Sharon is the author of two books published by Redleaf Press, Best Practices for Training Early Childhood Professionals and, with co-author Rachel Robertson, Healthy Children Healthy Lives: The Wellness Guide for Early Childhood Programs. Sharon holds a doctorate in education and a master's degree in early childhood education.


Sharon Bergen's Books

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  • Ignite Your Plan: Leadership

    Authors: Sharon Bergen, Rachel Robertson
    Product Code: 542850
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-285-0

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    Healthy Children, Healthy Lives Training

    Published by Redleaf Press CD

    A training program on leadership in early childhood settings


    Give staff members the knowledge they need to support and increase the wellness of the children and families in their program. This two-hour training introduces the aspects of leadership that are used to plan and implement program improvements and that contribute to children's wellness. During the session, participants will:
    • Describe characteristics of leaders
    • Explore program improvement through the cycle of reflective practice
    • Identify ways to use the Healthy Children, Healthy Lives resources to improve program practices
    • Discuss ways to communicate with families
    • Evaluate their health and wellness habits


    Printable files include
    • A Facilitator's Guide with instructions and script
    • A Participant Guide
    • Info-to-Go resource flyers for families and staff members


    This CD-ROM provides training and resource materials that support Healthy Children, Healthy Lives: The Wellness Guide for Early Childhood Programs.

     
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  • The Wellness Guide for Early Childhood Programs, Overview

    Authors: Sharon Bergen, Rachel Robertson
    Product Code: 542867
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-286-7

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    Healthy Children, Healthy Lives Training

    Published by Redleaf Press CD
    A training program on wellness in early childhood programs
    Introduce the book Healthy Children, Healthy Lives and the associated resources to staff members, families, and other stakeholders of the early childhood program. In this 30-45 minute training session, participants will:

    • Define the term wellness
    • Identify ways in which wellness impacts children's development
    • Describe reasons to focus on wellness during early childhood
    • Discuss the process for enhancing wellness in early childhood programs


    Printable files include
    • A Facilitator's Guide with instructions and script
    • A Participant Guide
    • Info-to-Go resource flyers for families and staff members


    This CD-ROM provides training and resource materials that support Healthy Children, Healthy Lives: The Wellness Guide for Early Childhood Programs.

     
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  • Healthy Children, Healthy Lives (e-book): The Wellness Guide for Early Childhood Programs

    Authors: Sharon Bergen, Rachel Robertson
    Product Code: 542010
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-201-0

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    Published by Redleaf Press e-book


    Integrate wellness throughout your child care program

    Early childhood is a critical time in human development. Understanding and supporting children's wellness early on can make the greatest impact on physical, social and emotional, and cognitive health throughout childhood and adulthood. Healthy Children, Healthy Lives provides a comprehensive collection of checklists and research-based information to help you evaluate and improve wellness in your program, making it a safe, happy place for each person—child and adult—who passes through the doors.
    The checklists cover six areas of wellness:

    • Nutrition and healthy eating habits
    • Physical activity and fitness
    • Emotional health and resilience
    • Physical health
    • Safety and risk management
    • Leadership
    The completed checklists can be used to create an action plan to improve your program's approach to wellness.

    Age focus: 0-5. e-book, 312 pgs.

     
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