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ERIC Number: ED345873
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Growing Up Healthy: Health Education Curriculum Guide for Kindergarten Developed in the San Francisco Unified School District. Fourth Edition.
Hazlett, Shirley Holder
The Growing Up Healthy Program was developed in the San Francisco Unified School District during the 1976-1977 school year, and by 1983, the year of this publication, was being used in more than 200 California school districts. Program goals are to encourage kindergarten children to develop good health habits; to improve compliance with legal requirements regarding children's physical examinations; and to assist parents and teachers in helping children integrate health habits into their lives. The guide is divided into nine lesson units that address student behavioral objectives relating to: (1) physical examinations; (2) cleanliness; (3) dental health; (4) nutrition; (5) safety; (6) foot health; (7) movement and relaxation; (8) environmental health; and (9) mental health. Each lesson unit is divided into pre-activity, activity, and enrichment activity sections; the pre-activity and enrichment sections offer a variety of learning experiences, and the activity section combines several learning experiences and offers suggestions for a half-hour lesson. Appendixes include: (1) informational letters printed in Chinese, English, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese that are designed to enhance each lesson; (2) an allergy questionnaire, also in the same five languages; (3) a song about medical checkups; (4) sets of pictures to accompany lesson units 1 and 3; and (5) a list of supplementary resource materials. (BC)
Descriptors: Child Health, Curriculum Guides, Dental Health, Environmental Education, Health Activities, Health Education, Health Promotion, Hygiene, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children, Learning Activities, Mental Health, Nutrition, Parent Education, Physical Examinations, Primary Education, Relaxation Training, Safety
Shirley Holder Hazlett, School Health Program, California State Department of Education, 721 Capitol Mall, 3rd Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Zellerbach Family Fund, San Francisco, CA.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.