Module Development

Each Building a Healthy Start training module was researched and written by an early childhood curriculum specialist with experience and expertise in health and safety consultation in early childhood settings and guided by the oversight of an expert work group under the leadership of the project director.

These individuals are acknowledged below for their contribution to this project, as well as S. Donald Palmer, M.D., F.A.A.P., who served as an independent reviewer.

Project Staff

Dawn Ellis, M.P.H., R.N.
Project Director
Alabama Department of Public Health
Building a Healthy Start Project

Charlotte Hendricks, Ph.D.
Curriculum Specialist
Healthy Childcare Consultants, Inc.
www.childhealthonline.org

Project Work Group

The Project wishes to credit the following work group members who contributed their expertise and time to the development of the training modules.

Tiffany Armstrong
Early Childhood Education Coordinator
Alabama Public Television

Mary Blankson, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P.
Child Care Health Consultant and Trainer
Alabama Chapter Child Care Contact

Maria Hernandez-Reif, Ph.D.
The University of Alabama
Dept of Human Development and Family Studies

Jeanetta Green, M.P.A.
Alabama Department of Human Resources
Child Care Services Division (QRIS)

Karen Landers, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Alabama Department of Public Health
Pediatric Consultant

Pamela Laning
Alabama Dept of Early Childhood Education
Head Start State Collaboration Office

Linda Lee, A.P.R.
Executive Director, Alabama Chapter
American Academy of Pediatrics

Joanna Matusick
Family Child Care Partnerships
Auburn University

Ellaine Miller, Ph.D.
Family Child Care Partnerships
Auburn University

Belinda Paul
Provider Services Manager
Child Care Resource Center

Betsy Prince, M.A.
Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services
Alabama’s Early Intervention System

Robbie Roberts, Ph.D.
Executive Director
The Harris Early Learning Center

Myra Shaw, M.Ed.
Director of Programs
Childcare Resources

Trellis Smith, Ph.D.
Alabama Dept of Early Childhood Education
First Class Pre-Kindergarten Program

Stacey Sorrell
Alabama Department of Human Resources
Child Care Services Division (Child Care Licensing)

Tracye Strichik
Alabama Dept of Early Childhood Education
First Teacher Home Visiting Program

Joan Wright
Executive Director
Childcare Resources


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