Safety in Preschool Programs

Safety in Preschool Programs

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For Health, Safety, and Nutrition in Early Childhood courses.Thoughtful and timely, this text will help prospective teachers learn how to create an everyday preschool environment in which children feel safe; and, how to provide for children's safety in a variety of emergency situations without creating an atmosphere of fear. Coverage identifies positive steps teachers can take to deal with their own fear as well as children's fears; ways to set-up both indoor and outdoor areas with safety in mind; how to prepare for emergencies without worrying children; and, how to teach safe behavior through play. Most of the strategies discussed are presented in checklist format and followed by activities for involving children in the strategy's message and lists of relevant children's books.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 185.4 x 226.1 x 7.6mm | 226.8g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0131120409
  • 9780131120402

About Janice J. Beaty

Janice J. Beaty, professor emerita, Elmira College, Elmira, New York, is a full-time writer of early childhood college textbooks and a consultant and trainer in early childhood education from her new home in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Some of her textbooks include: Observing Development of the Young Child (5th Ed.), Prosocial Guidance for the Preschool Child, and, most recent, Early Literacy in Preschool and Kindergarten with Dr. Linda Pratt. Dr. Beaty is also involved in an early literacy mentoring program with Foster Grandparents in schools and Head Start centers in central Missouri.
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Table of contents

1. Safety: The Internal Curriculum. 2. Safety: The Indoor Curriculum. 3. Safety: The Outdoor Curriculum. 4. Emergency Preparedness. 5. Personal Safety. 6. Teaching and Learning Safe Behavior. References. Suggested Readings. Children's Books. Educational Supply Companies.
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