ERIC Number: ED340511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Improving Staff Integration of Health and Safety Topics in the Preschool Curriculum.
Paulus, Ellen H.
This practicum was designed to increase the ability of staff to incorporate basic health and safety activities appropriate for preschool children into the curriculum of a program that works with children and families in both center- and home-based settings. The primary goals of the practicum were to increase the number of activities offered and to increase parents' knowledge of appropriate health and safety topics. A curriculum that emphasized health and safety topics was developed, and staff in both settings implemented the curriculum. The resulting lesson plans were compared to those developed before the introduction of the curriculum. A survey was distributed to parents to solicit information about knowledge they might have gained as a result of the implementation of the curriculum. The results of the practicum, which were determined by review and comparison of lesson plan content, were favorable. Lesson plans from both settings showed a distinct increase in the number of health and safety activities included. Results of parent surveys taken in the home-based programs demonstrated a modest increase in knowledge. The information gathered from the parent surveys from center-based programs was inconclusive. Appended are a list of 22 references and other
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.