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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  • HCHL Training Package (Book and 7 CDs)

    Authors: Sharon Bergen, Rachel Robertson

    Product Code:
    541650 (Book and CD set)
    ISBN:
    541650 (Book and CD set)
    Age Focus: 0-5

    Description & More Details

    Published by Redleaf Press CD

    Give your team members the knowledge they need to support and increase the wellness of the children and families in your program.
    Present information to help staff members, stakeholders, and families understand the importance of integrating wellness throughout an early childhood program. This complete training and resource program provides everything you need to explain the many ways that Healthy Children, Healthy Lives can improve your program and bring wellness to each person who passes through the doors.
    This Healthy Children, Healthy Lives Training and Resources: Reaching Staff and Families CD-ROM set includes one copy of the Healthy Children, Healthy Lives book and seven comprehensive PowerPoint presentations.

    $224.95  
  • Healthy Children, Healthy Lives: The Wellness Guide for Early Childhood Programs

    Authors: Sharon Bergen, Rachel Robertson

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

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    Published by Redleaf Press Free sample chapter

    Evaluate and improve wellness in your program, making it a safe, happy place for each person—child, caregiver, and family member—that passes through the doors. This resource includes checklists for six components of wellness: nutrition and healthy eating habits; physical activity and fitness; emotional health and resilience; healthy care practices; safety and risk management; and leadership, management, and administration—Healthy Children, Healthy Lives provides guidance to improve the overall wellness in your program. Use this tool to contribute to children's ability to thrive and experience joy in life and learning.

    248 pages

    $29.95  
    $29.95  
  • Best Practices for Training Early Childhood Professionals

    Author: Sharon Bergen

    Product Code:
    135401 (Softbound)
    540870 (e-book)
    ISBN:
    978-1-933653-40-2 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-087-0 (e-book)

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    Your work as a trainer has a lasting impact on your staff and the young children you all care for. Use the information, tools, and examples in Best Practices for Training Early Childhood Professionals to plan and execute training programs that are effective for your environment and your caregivers. You will find guidance on how to establish a framework for organizing your thinking about training using practices that are developmentally appropriate for adults, design and implement successful programs, and help your staff be the best professionals they can be.

    160 pages

    $29.95  
    $29.95  
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