Early Childhood Learn, Grow, Eat & Go
Lisa Nelson & Julie Hamilton
The highly anticipated Early Childhood Learn, Grow, Eat & Go curricula has been in development and is scheduled for release later this spring. This session will be the very first group to get to preview it with a in depth overview and some of the novel hand-on activities developed for 4-5 year old gardeners.
Lisa Nelson, B.S. R.D.H. is a graduate of Texas A&M University Health Science System, Baylor College of Dentistry and spent her thirty year career working in private practices, serving as a clinical instructor at Blinn College and as an administrator with College Station ISD’s Early Childhood Services. Having a primary focus and passion for the health, safety and nutrition for children and families within the Head Start program, Lisa has worked to educate teachers and families of the importance for access to quality health care and education and to provide opportunities for the healthy growth and development of young children affected by poverty. Currently, Lisa enjoys training Head Start agencies as a national consultant for Essential Elements, LLC and working on the Early Childhood LGEG pilot with the Junior Master Gardening Program. She is also a Registered Trainer for Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System, and Child Care Health Consultant with Healthy Child Care Texas.
Julie graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Kinesiology in 1991. She is certified to teach all levels of Physical Education and Health as well as Elementary Education and Early Childhood. Julie has been in education a total of 27 years (6 years teaching Physical Education, 17 years teaching Preschool, and 4 years as a Mother’s Day Out/Preschool director). Currently, Julie teaches Head Start in College Station ISD, serves on the board for the Texas Baptist Weekday Education Association, and presents to preschool teachers across the state of Texas. She loves working with Head Start children and has a passion for early childhood!