All children benefit from a safe, healthy environment. The environment in which a child learns and grows encompasses more than the classroom or childcare setting and extends to the home and community. Educators of young children must take an active role to ensure the children in their care have access to nutritious food, and are being raised in a community and home that meet the children’s safety and health care needs.
Part 1 Health Fair Flyer
For this assignment, develop a community health fair based upon your field experience school and classroom communities. Select 5-8 community organizations to invite to have a booth at the fair.
Create a flyer or invitation for families and community members. The community health fair should include resources and information pertaining to health, safety, and nutrition for children birth to age 3.
The flyer should be double-sided and include a schedule of events on one side, and a description of the organizations that will be present on the other. For each booth, state its objective or purpose on the flyer.
Examples of community organizations and/or booths include, but are not limited to, police and fire departments, medical professionals and clinics, and cooking demonstrations.
Part 2 Reflection
In a 250-500 word reflection, address how a community health fair benefits the lives of young children and their families. Include how the stakeholders in the community support the common good and align with the Christian worldview perspective. Reflect on how this event supports children’s development and learning in a collaborative effort with families and the community.
Support your findings with a minimum of three resources.
Submit Part 1 and Part 2 as one submission.