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Marilyn J. Krajicek, EdD, RN, FAAN

Professor; Program Director, Nursing Leadership: Pediatric Special Needs, National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education


Marilyn Krajicek

Marilyn.Krajicek@ucdenver.edu

Marilyn Krajicek, a nationally known nurse educator in interdisciplinary education for care of children with disabilities and chronic conditions, is developer of the First Start training program, a 45-hour curriculum to prepare care providers for inclusion of children with special needs in child care and preschool programs. Currently, First Start is published in the Handbook for the Care of Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children with Disabilities and Chronic Conditions. Krajicek directs two Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) funded programs: Nursing Leadership: Pediatric Special Needs, which provides graduate leadership education for advanced-practice nurses working with populations of children with special needs and their families; and the National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care & Early Education (NRC), which maintains a leading website and is co-publisher of the second edition of Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Standards: Guidelines for Out-of-Home Child Care Programs in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Public Health Association (APHA), and MCHB (2002).  In 2003, NRC produced the 2nd edition of Stepping Stones to Using Caring For Our Children, developed to identify standards most necessary to prevent disease and, in 2006, Healthy Kids, Healthy Care, promoting parents as partners in assuring healthy child care. Krajicek’s dedication to interdisciplinary education to support children’s health has brought numerous honors.  In 2006, she received a Book of the Year Award from the American Journal of Nursing (AJN) as co-editor of the book, Nursing Excellence for Children and Families.

Degree Awarding Institution Field of Study Graduation Date
EdD University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO Education 1977
Post MS University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
Handicapped Children, Nursing 1973
MS Washington University
St. Louis, Missouri
Maternal Child Nursing 1967
BS Duschene College
Omaha, Nebraska
Nursing 1963
Diploma Creighton Memorial College of Nursing
Omaha, Nebraska
Nursing 1961
Title Organization Year
AJN Book of the Year Award, Craft-Rosenberg, M., Krajicek, M. (Eds.). Nursing excellence for children and families. New York 2006
Down Right Beautiful Celebration Honoree Mile High Down Syndrome Association 2006
Kathryn Smith Lastreto Mentor Award Sigma Theta Tau Alpha Kappa Chapter-at-Large, University of Colorado Denver, College of Nursing 2004
Joseph Addison Sewall Award University of Colorado 2001
Educator of the Year American Association on Mental Retardation 2000
Fellow American Academy of Nursing (AAN) St. Louis, MO 1992
Recipient Nightingale Award for Excellence in Human Caring 1988
  1. Krajicek, M., Hamilton, B., et al (Eds.). (2006). Healthy kids, healthy care (based on Caring for our children: National health and safety performance standards: Guidelines for out-of-home child care programs (CFOC). Also available in on-line version www.healthykids.us. Denver, CO: University of Colorado Denver.
  2. Krajicek, M., Hamilton, B., et al (Eds.). (2006). Niño' Sanos, Cuidado Sano. (based on Caring for our children: National health and safety performance standards: Guidelines for out-of-home child care programs (CFOC)). Also available in on-line version www.healthykids.us.
  3. Craft-Rosenberg, M., Krajicek, M. (Eds.) (2006). Nursing excellence for children and families. New York: Springer.
  4. Krajicek, M., Hamilton, B. (2006). Physical safety provisions for care. In M. Craft-Rosenberg & M. Krajicek (Eds.), Nursing excellence for children and families. New York: Springer.
  5. Hertzberg, D., Krajicek, M. (2005). Preschool and early childhood. In W. Nehring (Ed.) Core curriculum for nurses specializing in intellectual and developmental disabilities. Boston, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
  6. Krajicek, M., Thomas, D., and D. Hertzberg. (2005). Sexuality. In W. Nehring (Ed.) Core curriculum for nurses specializing in intellectual and developmental disabilities. Boston, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
  7. Nehring, W., Roth, S., Natvig, D., Betz, C., Savage, T., & Krajicek, M. (2004). Scope & standards for the nurse who specializes in intellectual and developmental disabilities Silver Springs, MD: Nurse Books.
  8. Krajicek, M., Hertzberg, D., Anastasiow, N., & Sandall, S. (Eds.). (2004). Handbook for the care of infants, toddlers, and young children with disabilities and chronic conditions (3rd ed.). Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.
  9. Lee, H., Won, J., & Krajicek, M (2004) Culturally and linguistically competent care of a Korean-American child with autism. Illness, Crisis & Loss, 12  139-154.
  10. Stubbs-Wynn, P., Krajicek, M., Hamilton, B., Collins, S., & Torrey, V. (2004). SIDS Risk-Reduction Language in State Childcare Regulations as of July 2002: Lessons Learned. Journal of the Society of Pediatric Nursing. 50(2), 57-60.
  11. Krajicek, M., Aronson, S., Chang, A., Hamilton, B., & Stubbs-Wynn, P. (Eds.). (2003). Stepping stones to using caring for our children: National health and safety performance standards - guidelines for out-of-home child care (2nd ed.). Denver, CO: UCHSC.
  12. Craft-Rosenberg, M., Krajicek, M., Shin, D. (2002). Report of the American Academy of Nursing child-family expert panel: Identification of quality and outcome indicators for maternal child nursing. Nursing Outlook, 50(2), 57-60.
  13. Krajicek, M., Aronson, S., Chang, A., Stubbs-Wynn, P. (Eds.) (2002). Caring for our children: National health and safety performance standards - Guidelines for out-of home child care (2d ed.). Chicago, IL: AAP; Washington, DC: APHA, MCHB; Denver, CO: UCHSC.
  • PI, Nursing Leadership: Pediatric Special Needs Program, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.  July 1, 2003 – June 30, 2008 Funded.
  • PI, National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care Supplementary Award for Preparation of Spanish language edition of Stepping Stones to Using Caring for Our Children and preparation of Parent' Version of Caring for Our Children. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. DHHS April 1, 2004 – March 31, 2005 Funded.
  • PI, National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care & Early Education, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. DHHS April 1, 2005 – March 31, 2010 Funded.
  • As a mandate of the National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education, Dr. Krajicek provides ongoing consultation and technical assistance to child care providers, parents, federal and state officials, students, and other interested individuals on health and safety standards important for children in out-of-home child care and early education programs As Project Director, Nursing Leadership: Pediatric Special Needs, Dr. Krajicek works with children with special care needs and their families, graduate and undergraduate students, and consults with parent groups and other professionals working with children with developmental disabilities and chronic conditions and their families.