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Safety, Health, and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education

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Jennifer Paris, College of the Canyons

Copyright Year: 2018

Publisher: College of the Canyons

Language: English

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Reviewed by Sandra Scialabba, Instructor, Midlands Technical College on 4/25/21

This book is the most comprehensive one that I have found. It covers every aspect of safety, health, and nutrition as it relates to children from birth to 8 years old. It covers topics that are overlooked, or not as emphasized, in other textbooks,... read more

Table of Contents

Section I: Introduction

  • Chapter 1: Children’s Well-Being and Early Childhood Education

Section II: Safety

  • Chapter 2: Preventing Injury & Protecting Children’s Safety
  • Chapter 3: Creating Safe Indoor Environments
  • Chapter 4: Creating Safe Outdoor Environments
  • Chapter 5: Caring for Minor Injuries and Preparing for and Managing Emergencies
  • Chapter 6: Child Maltreatment

Section III: Health

  • Chapter 7: Promoting Good Health & Wellness
  • Chapter 8: Prevention of Illness
  • Chapter 9: Supportive Health Care
  • Chapter 10: Children with Special Health Care Needs
  • Chapter 11: Children’s Mental Health

Section IV: Nutrition

  • Chapter 12: Basic Nutrition for Children
  • Chapter 13: Protecting Good Nutrition and Physical Wellness 
  • Chapter 14: Providing Good Nutrition
  • Chapter 15: Menu Planning and Food Safety

About the Book

Early childhood is a critical time in development. Many outcomes, both positive and negative, have their beginnings in these years. It is vital that children’s health and safety be protected. High-quality early care and education programs can play a valuable role in improving outcomes
for children.

About the Contributors


Jennifer Paris is a full-time faculty member of the Early Childhood Education Department. She previously taught Child Development courses as an adjunct for Rio Hondo College in Whittier for 11 years, MiraCosta College in Oceanside for 6 years, and Cerritos College in Norwalk for 3 years. Her special interests include OER (open educational resources) and online teaching. She has cared for and taught children of all ages and had experiences throughout her schooling in campus Child Development lab schools.