About the Author:

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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  • Early Childhood Staff Orientation Guide Facilitator's Edition

    Author: Sharon Bergen

    Product Code:
    544328 (Softbound)
    ISBN:
    978-1-60554-432-8 (Softbound)
    Age Focus: 0-5

    Description & More Details

    Published by Redleaf Press Free sample chapter

    Valuable tools and tips for the professional welcoming new employees to their organization. The companion to the Early Childhood Staff Orientation Guide this version provides support for the professional mentoring new employees. This comprehensive resource includes the vital topics for orientation to an early childhood program, tips to maximize mentoring skills, and frequently asked questions about the orientation process. A good orientation program leads to better staff retention so use this book to ensure you make the most of each new employee’s potential.

    Age focus: 0–5. Softbound, 152 pgs.

    $39.95  
  • Strong on the Inside: Emotional Health and Resilience

    Authors: Sharon Bergen, Rachel Robertson

    Product Code:
    542829 (CD)
    ISBN:
    978-1-60554-282-9 (CD)

    Description & More Details

    Published by Redleaf Press CD

    A training program on children's emotional health and resilience


    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 provides an introductory look at emotional health and resilience.

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

    $39.95  
  • Jump Right In: Physical Activity and Fitness

    Authors: Sharon Bergen, Rachel Robertson

    Product Code:
    542812 (CD)
    ISBN:
    978-1-60554-281-2 (CD)

    Description & More Details

    Published by Redleaf Press CD

    A training program on children's physical activity and fitness.


    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 provides an introductory look at physical activity and fitness.

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

    $39.95  
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