Safety Nutrition and Health in Early Education

Safety, Nutrition and Health in Early Education

Safety, Nutrition and Health in Early Education


SAFETY, NUTRITION, AND HEALTH IN EARLY EDUCATION, Sixth Edition, uses theory, practical applications, and resources to prepare readers for a career in working with children from birth to age eight in multicultural and socioeconomically diverse early childhood settings. This book emphasizes healthy development, including environmental health and safety, active supervision, and how issues surrounding safety, nutrition, health, child maltreatment, and mental and emotional health can affect brain development. It also fully integrates NAEYC, DAP, and AAP/APHA professional standards throughout, and includes strategies for how to engage diverse families from various backgrounds and beliefs, and also those whose children have special needs.


“The Robertson text has helped me to be successful in achieving my course goals because it gave me the tools to immediately walk in and provide comprehensive lectures and learner-centered activities. My students have responded well to the case studies and relevant information.”

“The content kept my attention and expanded my knowledge about a subject I thought I knew.”

About the Author

Cathie Robertson received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from San Diego State University and did much of her undergraduate work at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo. She is a professor of Child Development and Family Studies at Grossmont College near San Diego, California. She has taught child development, family studies, and food and nutrition courses, specializing in childhood nutrition, for more than 25 years and is now semiretired and teaches online. She is the former president of the International Nanny Association and serves on several committees for issues that involve early childhood education and nutrition. Ms. Robertson has made numerous national, state, and local professional presentations, including a number of presentations at NAEYC conferences. She has been the recipient of a number of grants, including one for a curriculum and resource guide for working with prenatally substance-exposed children and their families and another to create an intergenerational program where senior volunteers were trained to work with preschool children. She volunteers regularly in early elementary classes to keep current and is involved in a school garden project that helps children learn about nutrition education.

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I’m currently using this book in one of my early childhood education classes and never before have I had a textbook so difficult to read. My classmates as well as my teacher happen to agree with my sentiments.

It’s excessively long, we’ve already found some spelling errors, many passages of the text could have been better worded as well as shortened, the text practically repeats what was just said two sentences previously- just reworded, and also it’s really really boring.

Apparently the 5th edition is way better than this one so I highly recommend everyone to obtain that one instead.

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