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Safety, Health, and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education

(5 reviews)

Jennifer Paris, College of the Canyons

Copyright Year: 2018

Publisher: College of the Canyons

Language: English

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Reviewed by Dawn Hendricks, Instructor, Clackamas Community College on 2/17/22

The textbook is quite comprehensive and provides thorough information on all aspects of health, safety and nutrition in early childhood settings. Unfortunately, there is not an index, which would make navigating the book more efficient. ... read more

Reviewed by Dawn Behan, Professor of Education; Director of Graduate Education Program, Mount Mercy University on 12/27/21

This textbook is quite thorough in the content areas of safety, health, and nutrition for early childhood students; however, it fails to include the necessity of teachers and child care providers being trained in CPR for children in early... read more

Reviewed by Susan Driscoll, Adjunct Faculty, Massasoit Community College on 6/30/21

The text is well organized and comprehensive. read more

Reviewed by jennifer kearns fox, faculty, Roxbury Community College on 6/30/21

The book is VERY comprehensive. It includes information on the following; Children’s Well-Being and Early Childhood Education, Safety (physical, social, emotional, environmental) and injury and illness prevention, basic first aide and safety... read more

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

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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.

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