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I felt the information was very thorough in the new Food Allergies module and I loved the food substitution sections!  Having several areas from "experts" was an intriguing way to provide information from different angles (for example: Redleaf publications, examples from a childcare agency from S. Carolina, C.D.C. and Child Health).  I loved the additional resources section; I plan on locating a couple of the books you mentioned to have on hand for when the opportunity arises.  I had no idea there were so many books to help children understand their allergies.  I am also going to place a drawing of an Epi-pen on the cabinets where we store them for children who have it prescribed.

Mary Congleton
Head Start Nurse
Fayette County Head Start


We offer 27 different training modules and a variety of downloadable posters and children's booklets.  We continually develop new resources and welcome your ideas.  If you have a specific training need or a suggestion, please contact us.


Is it time for your three-year COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT?  Have you completed your annual update?

Healthy Childcare Consultants, Inc. can help!  To download a sample Community Assessment Questionnaire, click here.

Contact Dr. Charlotte Hendricks to prepare your workplan, develop an appropriate questionnaire, data entry and analysis, research and identify community needs, and compile your COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT Report.


The materials make my job as a trainer and educator easier!  The training modules, training activities, and curricula offer relevant information, practical activities, and a positive approach to health and safety that take my workshops, classes, and presentations to a higher level.  Thank you, Healthy Childcare Consultants, for making resources available specifically for early childhood programs.

Dr. Marna Holland, CFCS
Early Childhood Trainer and Parent/Child Educator
Asheville, NC



HIP on Health® is being revised and published by Redleaf Press.  New edition will be available October 2014.  For more information, please contact Dr. Charlotte Hendricks.

Do you have questions about common illnesses?  Do  you want easy-to-read information on preventing injuries?  Are you looking for ways to teach parents and families about health and safety topics?

If so HIP on Health® if for you!


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Product Code: Soft Bound:  544014
PDF:  544021
CD-Rom:  544038
ISBN: 978-1-60554-401-4
Publisher:  Redleaf Press ©2013
Author: Charlotte Hendricks PhD
Pages: 288 Pages
Binding: Soft Cover
Price: $21.95

Growing, Growing Strong: A Whole Health Curriculum for Young Children

Help children ages 3-6 develop lifelong healthy habits with the Growing, Growing Strong: A Whole Health Curriculum for Young Children series. Each book provides
  • An overview of the topic
  • Suggested interest area materials and supports for creating the learning environment
  • Learning objectives and vocabulary words
  • Suggestions for evaluating children's understanding of the topic
  • More than 30 classroom activities
  • Family information and take-home activities
  • This set includes one copy each of Body Care, Fitness and Nutrition, Safety, Social and Emotional Well-Being, and Community and Environment.

    Age focus: 3-6.

    ISBN: 978-1-60554-143-3
    Publisher:  Redleaf Press ©2013
    Author: Connie Jo Smith EdD, Charlotte Hendricks PhD, Becky S. Bennett EdD
    Pages: Set of 5. 88 pages each
    Binding: Soft Cover
    Price: $59.95

    For in-house training, we have training modules on a variety of health and safety topics.  With 27 different topics, you will have ready-to-go training for preservice and inservice sessions, parent workshops, and conference presentations.
    Inventory Reduction Sale!  Training Modules were updated and revised in 2013.  Order any of our Training Modules between now and September 30, 2014 for 50% off regular price!

    Click here for more information on the 27 different Training Modules Available!

    September is National Preparedness Month

    Those of us who have survived hurricanes and fierce storms are aware of their potential to cause serious harm and massive destruction. National Preparedness Month is a good time to plan ahead and prepare your emergency kit for the next severe storm or hurricane.

    Here are some resources to help you think about what you would do if a hurricane struck near you, what you would need to carry out that plan, and how to respond to children’s needs during a hurricane and its aftermath.

    2014 Hurricane Season - Preparedness Begins with You

    2014 Hurricane Preparedness Week

    Get Ready for Hurricane Season

    Be Ready - Hurricane Preparedness

    Be Ready!

    Be Ready! - For Kids

    *** Grab and Go Evaluation Rope ***

    Hurricane Preparedness – resources provide tips on hurricane preparation, response, and recovery 


    Hurricane Tools and Links

    o   Parent Guidelines for Helping Children After a Hurricane(Spanish)

    o   After the Hurricane – Helping Young Children Heal Tip Sheet

    o   Be Prepared to Keep Food Safe

    Parent Toolkits to help your family prepare for disasters, including checklists, coping with disasters, and a family plan.

    ·         Emergency Response and Recovery - Resources for Head Start Programs and Parents – a wide range of resources to address social emotional support for children and adults, and disaster recovery for Head Start programs and families.

       Early Head Start Experience:  Disaster Readiness and Response for Families with Young Children – how an Early Head Start program responded in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

    ·         Hurricane Tips for Parents:  How to Help Kids  guidance from Save the Children for a checklist for families and to help kids cope with disasters.

    Early Childhood Development in Emergencies — guidance from UNICEF to help train and support parents and caregivers prepare for and respond to disasters.

    Sesame Workshop has created Let’s Get Ready! Planning Together for Emergencies with tips, activities, and other easy tools to help the whole family prepare for emergencies — together!


    Resources that will help parents, caregivers, and child care providers lessen longer-lasting emotional and social impact of a hurricane and other disasters:

    o   Parent Tips for Helping Infants and Toddlers after Disasters (also available in Spanish, Chinese and Japanese).

    o   Parent Tips for Helping Preschool-Age Children after Disasters (also available in Spanish, Chinese and Japanese).

    ·         Help Young Children Deal with the Fears Caused by Super Storm Sandy

    ·         Child Care Resources - Hurricanes

    ·         Child Care Emergency Response Resources




    o   After a Crisis: Helping Young Children Heal

    o   Parent Tips for Helping Preschool-Age Children

    o   Parent Guidelines for Helping Children after a Tornado

    o   After the Tornado: Helping Young Children Heal Tip Sheet (Spanish)

    o   Tornado Recovery for Kids

    o   After the Tsunami: Helping Young Children Heal Tip Sheet (Japanese)

    o   Talking with Children about Tsunamis 

    The second of six Best Practice in Health and Safety Training Modules for Caregivers of Infants and Toddlers is now available at adph.org/healthystart.

    This module "Promoting Physical Activity for Infants and Toddlers in Early Childhood Settings," was developed for the Alabama Department of Public Health.  Please contact me for more information on using these materials, and on developing/acquiring training modules for your own programs.


    FREE Downloadable Health & Safety Booklets

    Teach children about important health and safety topics with these free downloadable booklets.  Use these as teaching aids in preschool or kindergarten, or send home to help inform families.  Downloadable in either black/white or color. Booklets are available in English or Spanish.  Click here to go to the Health and Safety Booklet page. 


    Transportation Safety

    Educate teachers and vehicle monitors on transportation safety issues such as loading/unloading, buckling-up, supervision, and emergency response.  Discuss appropriate ways to educate children and reach families with transportation safety information. 

    Safe Fun In The Sun

    Outdoor activity provides the fresh air and exercise that is important for children's health.  However, too much sun can lead to painful burns, eye damage and skin cancer.  Help prevent these problems by teaching children to be sun safe.  Have fun talking with children and following the sun safe suggestions in this booklet


    Click here for more information.

    We can provide keynote and workshops for conferences, in-service, and other training opportunities.  For information, please use the click here button or contact us.

    Training is available on child health and safety topics, such as preventing childhood obesity, promoting mental health, and oral health.  In-depth workshops address topics such as disaster preparedness, health and safety standards, community assessments, and effective communication.  We provide fun and motivational keynote sessions, such as "Stress Management" and "Resolutions you can Keep (or not!)"


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    Dr. Charlotte Hendricks presented a full-day, hands-on Workshop on Community Assessments on Tuesday, April 29, 2014; and  

    Dr. Charlotte Hendricks and Michele Pettibone presented a two-part session on Being Prepared for Emergency Situations on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

    Conference Handouts
    2014 NHSA Annual Conference
    Long Beach, CA

    Community Assessment
    2014 NSHA Community Assessment Handout
    Sample Client Survey
    Emergency Preparedness
    Grab and Go Rope
    Sample Emergency Posters (English)
    Emergency Prep Handout




    September 1 - 30

    Baby Safety Month

    September 14 - 20

    Child Passenger Safety Week

    September 20

    Seat Check Saturday

    September 1 - 30

    Natural Preparedness Month



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    Caring For Our Children
    3rd Edition

    All our resources and materials are based on national standards and recommendations, including Caring For Our Children, 3rd edition.

    Now available!

    Health and Safety Checklist for Early Care and Education Programs:  Based on Caring for Our Children National Health and Safety Performance Standards - Third Edition is now available on the California Childcare Health Program Website.

    The Health and Safety Checklist for ECE

    The Health and Safety Checklist for ECE User Manual


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