Understanding the concepts of multiple intelligences, learning styles and personality traits helps us to better understand our own strengths and challenges.
Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences gives us some insight into the ways we interact with the world. Take this quiz to learn more about which of the nine “intelligences” best describes you. To learn more about Gardner and Multiple Intelligences visit his web site here. Edutopia also has a quiz to help you identify your learning style based on this theory.
Learning Style based on Jung’s Theory of Personality is another way of looking at your unique personality style and has evolved into the Myer’s Briggs Type Indicator. To learn more about these 16 distinctive personality types visit their site here.
PyschCentral has a variety of tests and quizzes including a personality quiz to help you better understand your individual differences, and to screen for possible mental health issues.
Have fun learning more about who your are and how you learn and engage the world.
I have been doing some consulting with UCSF Child Care Health on a research project related to Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Family Child Care Homes. Please contact UCSF Child Care Health or me for more information.
Here are some State and National Resources on this topic
UCSF Childcare Health Integrated Pest Management Curriculum
IPM in Family Child Care Homes (English & Spanish)–Handouts
All UCSF Curricula in English and Spanish
IPM in Child Care Presentation Handout in English with updates 3.4.2013
NEW** Integrated Pest Management Intervention in Child Care Centers Improves Knowledge, Pest Control, and Practices–alkon_jphc_ipm-in-centers_2016
Development and Evaluation of an Integrated Pest Management Toolkit for Child Care Providers–From Early Childhood Research & Practice
EPA Healthy Child Care
Green Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting– A Tool Kit for Early Care and Education
Link to cerch.org Complete Site
BEYOND PESTICIDES –Pesticide-Induced Diseases: Learning / Developmental Disorders: “Roughly one in six children in the U.S. has one or more developmental disabilities, ranging from a learning disability to a serious behavioral or emotional disorder. Scientists believe that the amount of toxic chemicals in the environment that cause developmental and neurological damage are contributing to the rise of physical and mental effects being found in children. Studies show children’s developing organs create “early windows of great vulnerability” during which exposure to pesticides can cause great damage. In the U.S., requirements for testing pesticides and other chemicals for potential developmental and learning disorders are minimal.” For a few of these see ARTICLES (below)
CA Dept. of Pesticide Management–Child Care IPM
IPM in Child Care Video Series
CEHN–Eco-Friendly Child Care
Go Green Rating Scale for Early Childhood Settings
ARTICLES Relating Autism and other Developmental Disorders to Pesticide Exposure:
I will continue to use this page to share information and resources related to environmental health and “greening” your child care. Stay tuned…
Nutrition is vital to good health, and good health is vital to learning and development.
This post is dedicated to providing information on nutrition and feeding both for all young children and children with special needs. I have recently done several work shops related to nutrition and feeding. I have attached two presentations, each with further links to resources I have found helpful in my journey to understand nutrition and feeding as it relates to child development. I have also included additional links to help you on your journey.
NutritionWorkshop: Chilldren with Special Needs
Feeding Frenzy: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Feeding Issues
Nutrition and Children with Special Needs (Washington State Health Dept.)
Infant Nutrition and Health Resource List (Food and Nutrition Information Center)
kaytoomey Steps to Eating
Ellyn Satter’s webinars on Raising Children with Special Needs to be Competent Eaters by Ellyn Satter, Pamela Estes and Ines Anchondo can be found at: http://www.ellynsatterinstitute.org
Speak up for Children and Families
Contact your state and federal legislators
Zero to Three Public Policy
Be a Voice for Babies….
Infant Development Association– Communities Can Influence Policy
The following are upcoming 2011 events.
1- Walnut Ave Women’s Center is looking for VOLUNTEERS !!