Marianne E. Dambra: Marianne Dambra has more than twenty-five years of experience in early childhood education. She is the president of Early Childhood Education Network of Rochester, Inc., an early childhood education corporation that provides training to caregivers and teachers in the early childhood field in Rochester, New York. She has presented on heat-free cooking with children since 1994, including eight National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) conferences, twelve New York State Association for the Education of Young Children (NYAEYC) conferences, and numerous regional AEYC conferences. Marianne holds a bachelors degree in early childhood studies and is pursuing a masters degree in teaching and curriculum.
More than 50 heat-free recipes packed with flavor and learning
Cooking can be a delicious learning experience for children. As children read recipes, measure ingredients, and taste each dish, they build math and literacy skills, practice science process skills, and explore different food groups. Cooking Is Cool makes all of this hands-on learning possible without stepping foot in the kitchen. These classroom-friendly recipes are all heat-free, meaning they can be made without an oven, stove, microwave, or hot plate. With your guidance, budding chefs can follow the easy instructions to transform fresh, simple ingredients into tasty snacks, beverages, entrees, and treats.
This book includes more than 50 heat-free recipes that are fun to make and taste great, an explanation of the learning that occurs as children cook, tips to create your own classroom cooking center, and nutrition information, extension ideas, and interesting food facts.
Marianne E. Dambra, president of Early Childhood Education Network of Rochester, Inc., has presented on heat-free cooking with children at national and regional conferences since 1994.