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 [set of 3]

    Author: Sharon Bergen

    Product Code:
    544312 (Softbound Book Set)
    ISBN:
    544312 (Softbound Book Set)
    Age Focus: 0-5

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    Published by Redleaf Press Free sample chapter

    Orientation to a new position, classroom, or an entirely new program is an opportunity to start off on the right foot. Working with children is fun, but also complex and requires knowledge of health and safety practices, child development, guidance strategies, and much more. This guide will serve as a long-term resource for employees as they grow in the profession. Reflecting research and best practices, this workbook is full of tools to help employees learn the ins and outs of their new role and the practices and policies unique to the program. Includes a certificate of completion.

    Age focus: 0–5. Set of 3 softbound workbooks, 120 pgs. each.

    $39.95  
  • 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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