Wendel S, Myers J, King L, Gross J, Zeribi KA, Cooper T, Schoder J, O'Leary P. 2006. Bright Futures guidebook for early childhood care and education. [Seattle, WA]: University of Washington, Center on Human Development and Disability, 136 pp., plus 1 CD-ROM.
Annotation: This guidebook is designed to help early childhood professionals, such as teachers, family advocates, health coordinators, and others, use the national Bright Futures materials for health promotion. The guidebook includes an introduction to Bright Futures principles and materials, information about the connection between a child's health and a child's readiness for learning, strategies useful for integrating Bright Futures into existing early childhood health promotion systems and tools for creating a Bright Futures Action Plan, ideas for introducing staff to Bright Futures, ideas for using Bright Futures with families, and ideas for using Bright Futures in the classroom or child care. The guidebook is divided into two main sections. Section 1 contains chapters designed to help readers prepare to use Bright Futures. Section 2 contains chapters devoted to the major health promotion topics featured in the Bright Futures materials. A CD-ROM containing training tools is included.
Contact: Center on Human Development and Disability, University of Washington, Box 357920, Seattle, WA 98195-7920, Telephone: (206) 543-7701 Fax: (206) 543-5771 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: http://depts.washington.edu/chdd/ Single copies available at no charge.
Keywords: Bright Futures, Child care, Child health, Early childhood development, Early childhood education, Health promotion, Health supervision, Manuals, School readiness, Young children