ERIC Number: ED398206
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Choosing Wellness: Comprehensive Health Education Planning and Implementation Handbook. A Handbook for Head Start Programs [and] Resource Guide: A Guide for Head Start Programs.
Enright, Margaret; Davidson, Tasha
These materials consist of: (1) a planning and implementation handbook designed to help Head Start managers better understand, plan, and implement a more comprehensive aproach to health education and health promotion--one that addresses local needs and tailors programs to the needs of the children, parents, and staff; and (2) a resource guide that suggests programs, tools, and practical strategies for assessing existing health curricula for children, parents, and staff and that provides information on materials and organizations to help Head Start programs design their own health education and further their health promotion efforts. The cases presented throughout the handbook reflect day-to-day issues and health concerns of Head Start staff and families and are based on interviews and discussions with Head Start managers and staff throughout the country. The guide suggests criteria for choosing health curricula; an annotated listing of 250 health-related resources, including print and audiovisual resources for adult personal health and resources for use with children; and subject and title indexes for all resources listed. (The handbook contains 18 references, and the guide contains 10 references.) (CK)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Audiovisual Aids, Comprehensive School Health Education, Curriculum Design, Family Role, Health Promotion, Measurement Techniques, Preschool Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Resource Materials, Staff Development, Teaching Methods, Videotape Recordings, Wellness
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Johnson & Johnson Baby Products Co., Skillman, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Administration for Children and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Family and Youth Services Bureau.; Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.