Feb 1, 2021
For this episode of the Sunny Side Up Nutrition Podcast, Anna Lutz and Elizabeth Davenport are joined by Shawna Daniels, an Early Childhood educator and advocate, to talk about developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood that supports children’s health.
Healthy Starts for Infants and Toddlers
SSU Blogpost on developmentally appropriate nutrition education
SSU podcast- Childhood mental health advocacy and adverse childhood experiences with Dr. Lee Beers
Shawna Daniels is an Early Childhood educator and advocate who has over 20 years of experience, working with children birth - 12 years old and their families. In the last 10 years, Shawna has been coaching, mentoring, and supporting center staff in a variety of topics related to classroom management, child development, and professional development. Currently, she provides technical assistance to child care centers in Orange County, through the Healthy Starts for Infants and Toddlers Shape NC project, which focuses on creating foundations for healthy habits in infant, toddler, and two year old classrooms.
Shawna is also a NC Community College instructor, teaching Early Childhood Education coursework in Health, Safety, and Nutrition; Behavior Guidance, ECE Administration, and Infant/Toddler development between the campuses of Durham Technical Community College and Nash Community College.
When considering the holistic health of young children, Shawna looks at all aspects of developmental health -- from physical development to mental health and social-emotional - because they are intermingled and dependent on each other.