ERIC Number: ED354081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Help Me Learn, Help Me Grow = Ayudame a Aprender, Ayudame a Crecer: A Community Action Guide To Promote the Health/Education Connection among Parents and Parents-To-Be.
Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.; National Commission To Prevent Infant Mortality, Washington, DC.
Good health is important to a child's ability to learn in school and succeed in life. This guide is intended for the use of health and education professionals who are working with a national campaign designed to teach parents and parents-to-be the critical connection between good health and their children's ability to learn. The campaign deals with prenatal care, nutrition, immunizations, and screening and diagnostic exams. The booklet includes: (1) an explanation of the importance of the campaign and the crucial role of health and education professionals in conveying to parents the interrelationships between good health and learning potential; (2) descriptions of campaign materials and activities, such as videos, message pads and magnets, a health and education primer, video and audio news releases, and Spanish radio public service announcements; (3) a list of ways to promote the health and education message by incorporating the message in daily work with parents, and by educating organizations and the community; (4) a list of national organizations that provide assistance in working with children and families; and (5) tips for parents concerning babies' health, proper nutrition, immunization, and vision, dental, and hearing check-ups. (SM)
Descriptors: Child Health, Children, Health Education, Information Dissemination, Learning Readiness, Parent Education
NHEC Parent Information Project, c/o National Commission to Prevent Infant Mortality, Switzer Bldg., Room 2014, 330 C Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20201 ($0.80, plus shipping and handling. "Sampler" package, including video, 40 posters, 20 message pad/magnet sets, 1 Community Action Guide, $21 plus $7 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Metropolitan Life Foundation.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.; National Commission To Prevent Infant Mortality, Washington, DC.
Note: Also supported by the Proctor and Gamble Fund.