This course focuses on health and safety for preschoolers, the learning environment, and STEM activities to use in an early childhood environment with preschool age children. This course is one of five parts that together comprise a 45-hour package of CDA renewal coursework specific and relevant for the Preschool setting. Each part includes 9 hours of content. Parts belonging to this package are labeled “CDA Renewal - Preschool, Part A” through “CDA Renewal - Preschool, Part E” and may be completed in any order.
Course created on January 10, 2019
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/9.0; AL/9.0; AZ Registry/9.0; CA Registry/9.0; CO/9.0; CT/9.0; DC PDIS/9.0 Child Growth And Development, Health Safety And Nutrition, Curriculum; DE/9.0; FL/9.0; GaPDS/9.0; HI/9.0; IA Registry/9.0; IACET/0.9; ID Stars/9.0; IL Gateways/9.0 B345755; IN/9.0; KS/9.0; MA/9.0; MDSE/9.0 CKO-157185; ME/9.0; MI Registry/9.0; MN/9.0; MO Open/9.0; NC DCDEE/9.0; NE/9.0; NH/9.0; NJCCIS/9.0; NV Registry/9.0; NY/9.0; OH/9.0; OK Registry/9.0; OR/9.0; PA Keys/9.0; SD/9.0; TX/9.0; UT/9.0; VA/9.0; VT NLCCV/9.0; WA STARS/9.0; WI Registry/9.0; WY Stars/9.0
- Participants will be able to describe safety considerations for outdoor play and food-related activities with preschoolers.
- Participants will be able to explain how to incorporate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities into daily routines with preschool children.
- Participants will be able to describe how to integrate developmentally appropriate student-centered learning activities into the early childhood learning environment with preschool children.
|0-60 Minutes||Outdoor Play: Health and Safety for Preschoolers; Heather Olsen, EdD|
|60-120 Minutes||Nutrition Activities for Preschoolers; Charlotte Hendricks, PhD|
|120-180 Minutes||Circle Time Success; Liz Moore, MEd|
|180-240 Minutes||Budget Friendly, Creative Play Ideas Targeting STEM Standards in the Early Childhood Classroom; Amber Tankersley, PhD|
|240-300 Minutes||Foundations in STEM Education; Caitlin Frazier, MS|
|300-360 Minutes||STEM Applications; Caitlin Frazier, MS|
|360-420 Minutes||Recycle Bin Boogie: Move and Learn with Recyclables! Amy Schlessman, BS, MPT, DPT, DHS|
|420-480 Minutes||Purposeful Play; Caitlin Frazier, MS|
|480-540 Minutes||Early Mathematics for Pre-K; Caitlin Frazier, MS|
Heather Olsen, EdD is an educator and consultant who has worked at the local, state, and national levels. While her expertise has been on the health and safety of the outdoor environment, Dr. Olsen has worked with a number of youth agencies related to playground safety and outdoor curriculum. Dr. Olsen has lead a number of professional development workshops and trainings on the topic of outdoor play, playground injury prevention, and planning. Dr. Olsen has been a principal investigator on several federal projects, including curriculum development, educational outreach materials, and publications. Over the years, Dr. Olsen has collaborated and partnered on projects with the US Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, Child Care Licensing Divisions, and actively participates with the development of playground safety standards.
Dr. Charlotte Hendricks has promoted health education for young children, families, and teachers for over 30 years and pioneered curriculum development and evaluation for preschool health education. Nationally recognized as a leader in her field, her career has spanned public health, higher education, Head Start, and research. She often presents to early childhood programs and at state and national conferences, delivering high energy presentations to illustrate practical and cost-effective approaches to best practice, national standards, and issues facing today’s early childhood staff and families.
Charlotte served as Editor for Healthy CHILDCare magazine for 16 years and has published extensively, including HIP on Health®: Health Information for Caregivers and Families and Growing, Growing Strong: A Whole Health Curriculum for Young Children. Her latest book, Redleaf Quick Guide to Disaster Planning and Preparedness in Early Childhood and Schoolage Care Settings, exemplifies her ability to present essential information in an easy-to-follow format.
Liz Moore, M.Ed, works as a Program Coordinator with the Oklahoma Autism Center and the University of Oklahoma's Health Science Center. Ms. Moore is the project coordinator of Early Foundations, a training site and an inclusive school for toddlers with autism. She has over 13 years teaching experience that includes public school experience in an early childhood special education classroom. Ms. Moore is certified in Early Childhood Education, Special Education and has completed her administration coursework. Ms. Moore has extensive experience and training in autism spectrum disorders and inclusive educational practices. She provides ongoing training and technical assistance to the public school and early intervention professionals.
Amber Tankersley is an associate professor in child development within the department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. She holds a bachelor's degree in elementary/early childhood education, a master's degree in elementary education, and a PhD in curriculum and instruction. She has worked in the field of early childhood for over 20 years as a preschool teacher, university child care center director, university instructor/professor and director of an NAEYC accredited preschool lab. She often presents at workshops/conferences on the topic of early childhood curriculum and the importance of play. She teaches courses such as: early childhood curriculum, interacting with children, parent/professional relationships, and she supervises practicum students and preschool student teachers.
Caitlin Frazier has been a dedicated early learning advocate for over a decade. In addition to being a lifelong learner, Caitlin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education & a Master of Science in Educational Administration. Caitlin has served young learners from New York to California as an administrator, teacher, researcher and consultant in university, public, and private school settings. These experiences have always motivated Caitlin to help high quality early learning become more modern, simple, and accessible. With this mission at the forefront, Caitlin deeply enjoys working with school staff of all levels in order to help them reach their greatest potential in supporting our littlest learners.
BS, MPT, DPT, DHS
Dr. Amy Schlessman has a Bachelor of Science degree, a Master of Physical Therapy degree, a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, and a Doctor of Health Science degree. Amy has taught as an assistant professor and an adjunct professor at Mount Saint Joseph University. She has also taught as an adjunct professor at Sinclair Community College, Miami University, and the University of Cincinnati. Amy is currently an assistant professor in the physical therapy program at the University of Findlay while she continues to work as a school-based physical therapist. She has practiced physical therapy for sixteen years primarily in the school-based setting, promoting physical activity embedded into academics, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the use of technology in therapy, while closely working with educators, administrators, therapists, and parents. Amy has conducted numerous presentations for teachers, parents, and therapists on a variety of topics.
Charlotte Hendricks: Financial: Charlotte Hendricks received an honorarium for this presenting this course. Charlotte Hendricks is the owner of ChildHealthOnline, LLC training and consulting company, providing consultation to local, state, regional, and national organizations. Non-Financial: There are no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Liz Moore: Financial: Liz Moore received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Liz Moore has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Amber Tankersley: Financial: Amber Tankersley was paid an honorarium for this course by continued.com. Non-financial: No non-financial relationships to disclose.
Caitlin Frazier: Financial: Caitlin Frazier was paid an honorarium for this course by continued.com. Non-financial: There are no non-financial disclosures.
Financial: Amy Schlessman was paid an honorarium for presenting this course. She is the author of Recycle Bin Boogie: Move and Learn with Recyclables. Non-Financial: There are no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Amy Schlessman: Financial: Amy Schlessman was paid an honorarium for presenting this course. She is the author of Recycle Bin Boogie: Move and Learn with Recyclables. Non-Financial: There are no non-financial relationships to disclose.
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