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Dr. Charlotte M. Hendricks, President and founder of www.childhealthonline.org, has promoted health education for young children, parents, and teachers for over 35 years.  Her expertise in child health and safety, parent education, and disaster/emergency preparedness in early childhood settings is respected nationally and validated through published books, peer-reviewed articles, and state and national presentations.

Her career began in 1980 when she pioneered research and curriculum development for preschool health education.  Over the next three decades, she held positions in academia, Head Start, and national research projects, including one of 10 nation Centers of Excellence in Early Childhood.  Recognized as a leader in her field, she trains at state and national conferences where her high energy presentations illustrate her knowledge of research and national standards, while providing practical and cost-effective solutions to issues facing early childhood teachers and the families they serve.

Dr. Hendricks has written and developed resources for state and national organizations, including National Association for Education of Young Children., the American School Health Association, and National Fire Protection Association.  As Curriculum Specialist for the Alabama Department of Public Health, she developed six training modules for infant/toddler caregivers.  She collaborated with WestEd and the California Department of Education as a lead writer for the health domain chapter in the California Preschool Curriculum Framework, Volume 2, and as an expert advisor on the accompanying foundations and health measures.  For 16 years, she served as Editor of Healthy CHILDCare magazine, and has reviewed manuscripts for professional journals for over 30 years.

Charlotte utilizes innovative methods to reach adults with health messages.  "You first have to get their attention," says Dr. Hendricks, and she often does this with the use of cartoons and graphics, followed by concise and accurate information.  Resources such as HIP on Health provide parents and teachers with practical information and ways to promote children's health and development, while keeping them safe from injury.  Her latest publications, Disaster Planning and Preparedness and Medical Emergencies in Early Childhood and School Age Settings, exemplify her ability to present essential information in an easy-to-follow format.  Growing, Growing Strong: A Whole Health Curriculum for Young Children is in its third edition and has expanded to a series of five books.

Dr. Hendricks also provides training and consulting on administrative and leadership topics such as designing and interpreting community assessment, developing policy and procedures manuals, effective communication, staff training methods, and preparing for program reviews.

Contact Dr. Charlotte Hendricks for more information on consulting services.

Presentations and Training for Teachers, Staff, and Parents

Keynote presentations
motivate and encourage participants, while providing practical ways to promote child health and safety.  Examples of keynote addresses include:

  • Promoting Mental Health:  Nurturing Young Children

  • Stress Management:  Being Your Best for Young Children

  • Reaching and Teaching Parents:  Child Health & Safety

  • Teaching Young Children:  Promoting Lifelong Healthy Habits

Let us help you train staff, volunteers, and parents!

We provide training and consultation on a variety of topics - preservice, full-day, and two-day workshops are available.  We can also provide consultation and resources so YOU can continue to provide effective and fun in-house training.

Training needs vary according to the ages of children, types of early childhood setting, and experience of the teacher.  Let us "train the trainers" to help you provide a new twist to repeat topics!

Choose from topics such as these, or let us develop something new just for your program!

  • Disaster preparedness and emergency response

  • Injury prevention at home, in the classroom, and on the playground

  • Nutrition and healty eating for infants, toddlers, and young children

  • Sanitation, standard precautions, and disease prevention

  • Transportation and field trip safety

  • Promoting social and emotional development

  • Food safety and food allergies

  • Immunization, medical home, and preventive health care

  • Oral health

  • Physical development and physical activity

  • Staff health and wellness

  • Stress management

"Dr. Charlotte Hendricks developed a very comprehensive and informative sun safety training for my company that was interactive for not only the employees, but the children and families.  We were able to communicate this very important and practical information through fun activities and newsletters"

Jody L. Martin
Vice President of Education and Training
Creme de la Creme
Greenwood Village, CO 

Management training and workshops

We provide consultation with program directors and management staff on topics such as:

  • "Train the trainer" - how to effectively reach and teach staff and parents

  • Communication skills - organizing, writing, and editing information; email etiquette; listening and encouraging others

  • Selecting appropriate resources, curriculums, and activities to eteach young children about health and safety

  • Health literacy for families

  • Developing and using a procedures manual

  • Designing and utilizing a Community Assessment

  • Preparing documents and reports




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