Life & Health

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has a variety of materials, programs and resources for promoting the lives and health of Texans. These include an array of nutrition, health and wellness materials and programs for both youth and adult audiences, including many community-driven programs.

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Publications

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This level 2 curriculum for the Junior Master Gardener program combines the teacher/leader guide with reproducible pages for young participants.

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This classroom set of 25 student journals is an important resource for your children’s weekly Learn, Grow, Eat & GO! experience.

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These projects help Junior Master Gardeners share what they have learned with their family, friends, and community.

Programs

We offer numerous free and affordable programs on agriculture and natural resources, family and community health, economic health and youth development. We also offer many volunteer opportunities. Browse the list below.
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The Texas 4-H Natural Resources Program provides a variety of resources and opportunities to learn about wildlife, forestry, water conservation and more.

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The Texas 4-H Family & Community Health Program provides a variety of resources and opportunities to learn about nutrition, interior design, consumer education and more.

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Texas 4-H Youth Ambassador program is for high school 4-H members looking to develop and practice advanced skills in a variety of 4-H program areas.

Courses

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Starting a new home-based child care business involves making a number of decisions including the type of home-based child care to operate and how to incorporate best practices.

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Learning environments and intentional teaching are key aspects to any successful early childhood program. Home-based child care has unique settings and specific requirements to ensure the daily activities are conducive to positive learning outcomes for children in your care.

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Many parents work nontraditional hours, meaning their children need access to early care and education programs outside typical operating hours. In the absence of qualified early care and education programs that offer nighttime care, these families may have to make challenging and precarious choices, choosing between maintaining their employment and leaving their children without the appropriate care.

The purpose of this 2-hour course is to support early childhood program owners and directors through the process of incorporating extended hours of care, including overnight care, to support the needs of many families across Texas.

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    This course provides learners with an overview of the primary functions of management. Learners will be able to review basic management fundamentals and explore team-building strategies.

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    This course will provide learners with an understanding of basic financial literacy. Learners will cover subjects like accounting, financial decision-making, and basic financial principles.

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    This course provides learners with an overview of strategic human resource management principles, demonstrates an understanding of federal and state regulations, and explores principles of risk management.

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    This course will introduce learners to critical leadership concerns and how managers can build and support high-performing teams.

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    This course will help learners challenge themselves to identify the leadership skills they currently possess and the skills that are deemed vital to future success.

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    This course improves the learners’ abilities to promote and connect with stakeholders and utilize social media platforms and tools to improve marketing.

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    This course provides an overview of performance management principles, particularly in developing and applying administrative monitoring practices.

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    This course introduces the concept of strategic management and planning with an emphasis on organization adaptability.

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    A discussion of car seats priced under $150 using a popular interactive game format to explore the different seats available and their features including specifics about their weight and height limits.

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    This session will cover the proper use of LATCH by exploring the LATCH Manual, revealing more about its potential to help you educate caregivers accurately and efficiently. The session will delve into the many uses for Appendix A, B and C, with particular focus on new and/or updated information in the latest edition of this resource.

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