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    The Bookshelf: What the Eyes Don’t See

    Full Title: What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City
    Year: 2018
    Author: Mona Hanna -Attisha
    Category: Child Development & Health
    About the author: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha became the director of the pediatric residency program at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan in 2011. After successfully fighting to return Flint Michigan’s water supply to a fresh, safe source, she became the founding donor of the Flint Child Health and Development Fund,

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    Member Education: AB 2816: Let’s Talk About the Healthy Schools Act

    By: Christina Vredevoe, Senior Environmental Scientist, CDPR
    Do you have something to say about the Healthy Schools Act? Now is your chance to voice your comments via our new email account, HSAinput@cdpr.ca.gov! The Healthy Schools Act (HSA) is a set of nine requirements that California public K-12 schools and licensed child care centers must comply with when they use any kind of pesticide on school grounds, including antimicrobial pesticides like bleach and disinfectant wipes.

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    The Bookshelf: Clear Leadership

    Full Title: Clear Leadership: Sustaining Real Collaboration and Partnership at Work
    Year: 2010
    Author: Gervase Bushe
    Category: Leadership & Organizational Effectiveness
    Quick summary: This book is about clarity, and how to get closer to it. How do we share our experience in ways that strengthen our daily work with others? Gervase Bush provides a model for getting past the organizational mush that’s created when we make up stories about other people’s behavior instead of simply asking them.

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    The Bookshelf: The Spirit of Kaizen

    Full Title: The Spirit of Kaizen: Creating Lasting Excellence One Small Step at a Time
    Year: 2013
    Author: Robert Maurer, Ph.D.
    Category: Leadership & Organizational Effectiveness
    About the author: Robert Maurer is Director of Behavioral Sciences for the Family Practice Residency Program at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center and a faculty member with the UCLA School of Medicine. He also wrote One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way and Mastering Fear: Harnessing Emotion to Achieve Excellence in Work,

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    Member Education: DPR’s Integrated Germ Management Training Course Is Now Available! 

    By: Christina Vredevoe, Senior Environmental Scientist, CDPR
    Cold and flu season is here! Do you use antimicrobial products, like bleach and disinfecting wipes, to keep those germs out of your center? Did you know that you must complete annual Healthy Schools Act training when using antimicrobial products in child care centers? Your facility’s designated IPM Coordinator is also required to take the annual training. The training requirement applies to all child care centers except family day care homes.

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    The Bookshelf: A New Member Resource

    The Bookshelf is Head Start California’s member community book review center. We all learn by reading. Here, you can share the books that teach and inspire you. What have you read that broadened your thinking, shifted your perspective, or changed your practice? Let your Head Start colleagues know: what’s worth reading? Submit your review here.
     

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