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National Eye Institute. n.d.. Wild about healthy vision: Activity book for ages 9-12. [Bethesda, MD]: National Eye Institute, 15 pp.

Annotation: This activity booklet is designed to help children between the ages of nine and twelve learn about healthy vision. It includes a variety of games and activities to help children learn about eye disease, eye safety, and first aid for eye injuries.

Contact: National Eye Institute, , 31 Center Drive, MSC 2510, Bethesda, MD 20892-2510, Telephone: (301) 496-5248 Fax: (301) 402-1065 E-mail: 2020@nei.nih.gov Web Site: http://www.nei.nih.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Educational materials, Eye care, Learning activities, Materials for children, Vision

National Eye Institute. n.d.. See all you can see: Activity book for ages 6-8. [Bethesda, MD]: National Eye Institute, 12 pp.

Annotation: This activity booklet is designed to help children between the ages of six and eight learn about healthy vision. It includes a variety of games and activities to help children learn about eye disease, eye safety, and first aid for eye injuries.

Contact: National Eye Institute, , 31 Center Drive, MSC 2510, Bethesda, MD 20892-2510, Telephone: (301) 496-5248 Fax: (301) 402-1065 E-mail: 2020@nei.nih.gov Web Site: http://www.nei.nih.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Educational materials, Eye care, Learning activities, Materials for children, Vision

Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center. 2014. Making the link between health and school readiness. [Elk Grove Village, IL]: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, 41 pp.

Annotation: This tool describes the link between health and school readiness to help Head Start programs design school-readiness goals that incorporate health strategies, including oral health strategies. Topics include how program leaders can use the tool, links between health and the Child Development and Early Learning Framework domains, other school readiness goals, and health services that impact school readiness.

Contact: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, Telephone: (866) 763-6481 E-mail: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Early Head Start, Educational objectives, Goals, Head Start, Health services, Infants, Learning activities, Pregnant women, Program planning, School readiness, Young children

Stark Rentner D, Acosta Price O. 2014. A guide to federal education programs that can fund K-12 universal prevention and social and emotional learning activities. Washington, DC: Center for Health and Health Care in Schools and Center on Education Policy, 39 pp.

National MCH Workforce Development Center. 2014. Guide for action learning sets. Chapel Hill, NC: National MCH Workforce Development Center, 20 pp.

Annotation: This guide describes the process of action learning, which supports learning with and from peers in a team, or “set.” It provides guidance for leaders who want to apply the action learning process to organizational problem solving. Contents include sample questions and agendas for leaders and their teams. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National MCH Workforce Development Center, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Maternal and Child Health, Campus Box 7445, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7445, Telephone: (919) 966-6290 Fax: (919) 966-0458 Web Site: http://mchwdc.unc.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Leadership, Learning activities, Organizational change, Problem solving, Program improvement, Teamwork

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care. 2013. Stepping stones to caring for our children: National health and safety performance standards–Guidelines for early care and education programs: Protecting children from harm (3rd ed.). Denver, CO: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care, 151 pp.

Annotation: This booklet contains 138 standards to advance the quality and safety of early care and education environments. It is a companion to Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards -- Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 3rd edition (CFOC3). The booklet comprises a subset of the standards contained in CFO3, including new and updated standards on safe sleep, handling and feeding of human milk, introducing solid foods to infants, monitoring children's development, unimmunized children, preventing expulsions, and availability of drinking water. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education, University of Colorado Denver, 13120 East 19th Avenue, Mail Stop F541, P.O. Box 6511, Aurora, CO 80045, Telephone: (800) 598-5437 (598-KIDS) Fax: (303) 724-0960 E-mail: info@nrckids.org Web Site: http://nrckids.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Child care centers, Children with special health care needs, Facilities, Health promotion, Learning activities, Management, Nutrition, Out of home care, Personnel, Safety, Spanish language materials, Standards

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Oral Health Division. 2012. Oral health for families with special health care needs. [Columbia, SC]: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Oral Health, 64 pp.

Annotation: This resource guide is designed to give parents and other caregivers tips on oral hygiene and oral health care for children and youth with special health care needs. Topics include selecting and adapting a toothbrush, addressing challenges, providing good nutrition, encouraging safety, and going to the dentist. Contents also include information sheets for specific conditions, state and national organizations, and service information.

Contact: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Oral Health, 2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201, Telephone: (803) 898-3432 Web Site: https://www.scdhec.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents with special health care needs, Children with special health care needs, Educational materials, Family support services, Learning activities, Oral health, South Carolina, State programs

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Oral Health. 2011. Oral health teacher activities for the early childhood classroom: Infants, toddlers, preschoolers. Columbia, SC: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Oral Health, 43 pp.

Annotation: This guide contains 13 activities for infants and young children from birth through age four to acquaint them with their mouth, how to care for their teeth, learn to like healthy foods, and encourage them to keep their smiles safe. Each of the lessons includes information on the purpose of the activity, the time required to do the activity, the supplies needed, step by step directions, related resources such as books, suggestions for reinforcing the ideas, as well as information for parents.

Contact: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Oral Health, 2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201, Telephone: (803) 898-3432 Web Site: https://www.scdhec.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Infants, Learning activities, Materials for children, Oral health, Young children

Fox MK, Hallgren K, Boller K, Turner A. 2010. Efforts to meet children's physical activity and nutritional needs: Findings from the I Am Moving, I Am Learning implementation evaluation—Final report. [Princeton, NJ]: Mathematica, 276 pp.

Annotation: This final report provides information about the I am Moving, I am Learning (IMIL) Initiative, developed in 2004 by Head Start Region III in response to a request from the Office of Head Start. The content is based on an evaluation of the following goals: to increase the amount of time children spend in moderate to vigorous physical activity, to improve the quality of structured movement activities, and to promote healthy food choices for children. The report provides an overview of the initiative and discusses results of the process and outcome evaluations (inputs, outputs, and lessons learned).

Contact: Mathematica Policy Research, P.O. Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393, Telephone: (609) 799-3535 Fax: (609) 799-0005 E-mail: info@mathematica-mpr.com Web Site: http://www.mathematica-mpr.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Head Start, Health promotion, Initiatives, Learning activities, Low income groups, Nutrition, Physical activity, Young children

Zero To Three. 2007. Everyday ways to support your baby's and toddler's early learning. Washington, DC: Zero to Three, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet for parents provides information about ways to support infants' and young childrens' learning. The fact sheet informs parents about how infants and young children develop in the following areas: language and communication, thinking skills, self-control, and self-confidence. For each area, suggestions are provided to help infants and children learn and develop. The fact sheet is in English on one side and in Spanish on the other side.

Contact: ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, 1255 23rd Street, N.W., Suite 350, Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 638-1144 Fax: (202) 638-0851 Web Site: http://www.zerotothree.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Communication, Consumer education materials, Early childhood development, Infant development, Infants, Language development, Learning, Learning activities, Self control, Self esteem, Spanish language materials, Toddlers, Young children

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Oral Health Division. 2006. Oral health activity and information booklet for afterschoolers. [Columbia, SC]: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Oral Health, 54 pp.

Annotation: This booklet contains activities designed for students in first through fifth grade participating in afterschool programs. Contents include lessons with hands-on activities that teach children how to take care of their teeth and help them understand why it is important to do so, why choosing healthy foods is important, and how to prevent injuries to the mouth.

Contact: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Oral Health, 2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201, Telephone: (803) 898-3432 Web Site: https://www.scdhec.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Educational materials, Learning activities, Nutrition, Oral health, School age children

Lerner C, Ciervo LA. 2004. Getting ready for school begins at birth: How to help your child learn in the early years. Washington, DC: Zero to Three, 12 pp.

Annotation: This pamphlet helps parents of young children use everyday interactions to teach their children the basic skills they need to cooperate, get along with others, and be enthusiastic learners. The brochure provide tips for helping children develop skills in four key areas: language and literacy, thinking, self-control, and self-confidence. Tips are divided by age ranges (0-12 months, 12-24 months, and 24-36 months). Information about television viewing and imparting values and beliefs is also included.

Contact: ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, 1255 23rd Street, N.W., Suite 350, Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 638-1144 Fax: (202) 638-0851 Web Site: http://www.zerotothree.org $30.00 for packet of 20; also available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 0-943657-87-3.

Keywords: Child development, Infant development, Language, Learning, Learning activities, Literacy, Moral values, Parent child relations, Parents, School readiness, Self control, Self esteem, Social interaction, Television, Young children

Starr N, Yamagata P, Wing-Peterson M, Latto L. 2001. Oral health and arts and crafts: A guide for leaders working with children. San Diego, CA: Share the Care, Dental Health Initiative of San Diego, 1 v.

Annotation: This manual provides guidance on using arts and crafts to teach children about the importance of good oral health. Contents include information for the instructor and directions for projects such as paper bag puppets, clay creations, and animal masks. Topics include plaque and tooth decay, preventing oral disease, and making wise food choices. The projects are suitable for formal or informal learning settings. Reproducible original illustrations and guides are included.

Contact: Share the Care, Dental Health Initiative of San Diego, San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency, 3851 Rosecrans Street, Suite 522 MS: P511-H, San Diego, CA 92110-3115, Telephone: (619) 692-8858 Fax: (619) 692-8827 E-mail: contact@sharethecaredental.org Web Site: http://www.sharethecaredental.org/website/about_us/index.html#:~:text=The%20Dental%20Health%20Initiative%20%2D%20Share,Diego%20County%20Dental%20Health%20Coalition.&text=To%20provide%20access%20to%20emergency,who%20qualify%20for%20the%20program Available from the website.

Keywords: Art materials, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Health promotion, Learning activities, Nutrition, Oral health, School age children, School health education, Teaching

Stolberg JR, Daniels ER. 1998. Creating child-centered materials for math and science. Washington, DC: Child Resources International, 209 pp. (Step by Step: A program for children and families)

Annotation: This book, which is a companion to the Creating Child-Centered Classroom series, is designed for teachers of children ages 3 to 6 and offers math and science activities that can be conducted using commonly available materials. The activities are designed to reinforce the goals of the Step by Step program. individualizing learning experiences, encouraging children to make choices, and involving families in their children's education. Topic include mathematical manipulatives, science, sand and water, dramatic play, literacy, art, outdoor activities, blocks, and music.

Keywords: Child development, Curricula, Early childhood development, Early childhood education, Families, Learning activities, Literacy, School age children, Science, Young children

Education Commission of the States. 1996. Bridging the gap between neuroscience and education: Summary of a workshop. Denver, CO: Education Commission of the States, 28 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes a workshop that brought together neuroscientists, cognitive psychologists, education researchers and practitioners, and policymakers to talk about what each sector has learned that has implications for the others' work and to explore ways to connect early brain development to strategies for improving the education of young children. The workshop was designed to lay the foundation for a continuing exchange between these groups—who normally don't work together—and to spur research on early childhood education. The report consists of presentations from the neurological field and the education field and the others' responses. A listing of workshop participants is provided at the end of the report.

Contact: Education Commission of the States, 700 Broadway, Suite 810, Denver, CO 80203-3460, Telephone: (303) 299-3600 Contact Phone: (303) 299-3692 Fax: (303) 296-8332 E-mail: ecs@ecs.org Web Site: http://www.ecs.org Price unknown.

Keywords: Child development specialists, Cognitive development, Collaboration, Early childhood education, Interdisciplinary approach, Learning, Learning activities, Neural development, Policy development, Teachers

Family Communications. 1995. Mister Rogers' plan and play book: Activities from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood for parents and child care providers. (4th ed.). Pittsburgh, PA: Family Communications, 415 pp. plus 18 items.

Annotation: This book suggests learning activities parents and child care providers can use with children; it is organized to supplement activities seen on the daily episodes of the television program, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, " hosted by Fred Rogers. The introduction suggests several ways to effectively use the book, describes the importance of creative learning in children's growth and development, and discusses adapting the activities for children with special health needs. Each activity summarizes the plot of the daily episode, lists the objectives, lists materials needed, and provides instructions for the activity. Other materials available from the publisher include a catalog; a program description of the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Child Care Partnership; and a sample issue of the newsletter, "Around the Neighborhood." Other products include pamphlets and books from the "Let's Talk About It series;" these include a book on adoption, and pamphlets on topics such as talking with families about discipline, divorce, creativity, pets, child care, moving, dental visits, starting school, children's trips to the hospital, and about talking with young children about death. Another series of books for children is called "First Experiences;" topics include going to day care, the doctor, the dentist, and toilet training.

Contact: Family Communications, 4802 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, Telephone: (412) 687-2990 Fax: (412) 687-1226 Web Site: http://www.fci.org/ $17.95 plus $5.00 shipping and handling for book; prepayment required for orders under $50.00; make checks payable to Family Communications. Prices and shipping costs for other items vary, contact publisher. Document Number: ISBN 1-885950-004.

Keywords: Catalogs, Child care workers, Child development, Children, Children with special health care needs, Educational materials, Learning activities, Materials for children, Materials for parents, Newsletters, Parents, Play, Program descriptions, Resource materials

Matiella AC. 1990. The multicultural caterpillar: Children's activities in cultural awareness. Santa Cruz, CA: ETR Associates, 57 pp.

Annotation: This book for teachers describes activities to help children increase their awareness of and appreciate differences between people and how they live in a positive way. It is illustrated with line drawings.

Contact: ETR Associates, 4 Carbonero Way, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4200, Telephone: (831) 438-4060 Secondary Telephone: (800) 321-4407 Fax: (800) 435-8433 E-mail: customerservic@eta.org Web Site: http://www.etr.org Available in libraries.

Keywords: Cultural sensitivity, Curricula, Early childhood education, Learning activities

   

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.