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540818 (Softbound)
542010 (e-book)
978-1-60554-081-8 (Softbound)
978-1-60554-201-0 (e-book)
Age Focus: 0-5
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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.

312 pages

About Sharon Bergen

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, more..

About Rachel Robertson

Rachel Robertson, MA, is the director of education and development at Bright Horizons. She has more than twenty years of experience in the education field and has served as a professional development more..