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However, eating disorders and increased body awareness have also trickled down to affect young children and the classroom can be a great environment for children to learn healthy attitudes about their bodies, along with the best ways to feed and move their bodies. Food plays an important part in an early childhood classroom.

www.easternct.edu/cece/classroom-environment

This segment of the "Guiding Young Children's Behavior" series looks at how both materials and the daily schedule can affect children’s behavior, and discusses how and why creating balance in the classroom promotes a positive and productive learning environment. Early childhood professionals can influence children’s behavior by keeping a ...

www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment/early-brain-development.html

The early years of a child’s life are very important for later health and development. One of the main reasons is how fast the brain grows starting before birth and continuing into early childhood. Although the brain continues to develop and change into adulthood, the first 8 years can build a ...

www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2444866416301234

Recognizing the importance of outdoor play for young children's healthy growth, a project focused on the exploration of the outdoor environment was developed with a group of young children in an early childhood education setting in Portugal.

www.naeyc.org/our-work/families/10-naeyc-program-standards

NAEYC has set 10 standards for early childhood programs that can help families make the right choice when they are looking for a child care center, preschool, or kindergarten. The standards and criteria are also the foundation of the NAEYC Accreditation system for early childhood programs. To earn accreditation, programs must meet all 10 standards.

www.buildinitiative.org/TheIssues/HealthMentalHealthNutrition.aspx

Health, Mental Health & Nutrition. The first five years of life are characterized by rapid physical and mental growth and development. They are critical in setting the path for a child’s future. And for that future to be bright, young children are dependent upon others to provide healthy environments.

www.jeffco.us/2241/Healthy-Eating-Active-Living-in-Early-Ch

Healthy Eating, Active Living in Early Childhood (HEAL in EC) promotes healthy nutrition and physical activity where children and families live, learn, work and play in Jefferson County. Healthy Environments. Being healthy and fit in adulthood is largely determined by the environments we live in as children.

www.whitehutchinson.com/children/articles/creating_healthy.shtml

Creating Healthy, Sustainable Infant and Toddler Environments. Educating parents and early childhood educators on the importance of creating safe, sustainable environments is imperative in our modern world today.

www.crs.org/sites/default/files/crs-files/module-four-resource-guide.pdf

QUALITY EARLY CHILDHOOD ENVIRONMENTS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN v RESOURCE GUIDE 4: QUALITY EARLY CHILDHOOD ENVIRONMENTS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN Resource Guide 4 is one of six ECD Resource Guides from the CRS SCORE ECD curriculum. The six series are: 1. Approaches to Early Childhood Programs 2. Introduction to Early Childhood Development 3.

eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/.../article/keep-children-safe-using-active-supervision

Keep Children Safe Using Active Supervision Head Start staff can reduce the possibility of a child getting hurt when they closely observe children and respond when needed. When programs think systematically about child supervision they create safe, positive learning environments for all children.