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Healthy Start

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12 unit curriculum centered on the child, their environment, and their family

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Price:

$189.95

 

Healthy Start: Wellness Concepts and Behaviors for children aged 3-5

  • Contains Curriculum Book, a set of 11 classroom posters and 100 Reward Stickers
  • Developed by the nation’s leading experts in nutrition, obesity prevention cardiovascular health, curriculum development, dietary assessment and intervention
  • Children discover concepts and practice behaviors through stories, songs, rhymes, art projects and activities
  • Development guided in part by the high/scope theory of active learning

Why?

Healthy Start helps to ensure that the roots of a healthy lifestyle are planted firmly when it matters most: early childhood. Initially supported by the National Institute of Health, the comprehensive curriculum was the first preschool health education program substantiated by evidenced based research.

Curriculum Topics and Content:

  • Healthy Start is a 12 unit curriculum centered on the child, their environment, and their family
  • A set of 11 classroom posters
  • 100 Reward Stickers

The theories and behaviors children learn through song, story, activities, and fun include:

  • Eating for health
  • Enjoying active play every day
  • Getting along with others
  • Feeling good about “me”
  • Safety and care of the body
  • Saying no to drugs and smoking
  • Taking care of the environment
  • Staying safe in the sun

Training:

Teacher training or coordinator (Train – the – Trainer) workshops are available. Call for details

Table of Contents

  1. Self Esteem, Confidence, and Identity
  2. My Family
  3. My Amazing Body
  4. My Subsational Skin
  5. What are GO-Foods?
  6. On The GO-Food Track
  7. Fitness Fun
  8. Germs and Hygeine
  9. Drug Free Me
  10. Getting Along with Others
  11. Safe and Sound
  12. Healthy Habitat

 

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10/01/2009, 13:47

"This highly commendable health education initiative is an excellent example of a standard centered approach to comprehensive health education. Major elements in Healthy Start address some important challenges to students’ academic performance."

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