Catalog 2017-2018 
    Jul 28, 2021  
Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECED& 107 Health, Safety and Nutrition

5 credits
In this course students develop knowledge and skills to ensure good health, nutrition, and safety of children in group care and education programs. They learn to recognize the signs of abuse and neglect, responsibilities for mandated reporting, and available community resources.

Quarters Offered: Fall, Spring

Global Outcomes:
This course teaches to the global outcome of Information Literacy.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Describe verbally and in written format policies to prevent illness in childcare settings, schools and other programs
  • Describe appropriate safety policies that prevent and minimize accidents for both indoor and outdoor environments
  • Apply skills in emergency first aid, food service, routine health and safety practices, and mandated reporting
  • Describe the role of nutrition as it relates to development, licensing, regulations for childcare, and government food programs
  • Create developmentally appropriate health, safety, and nutrition education materials and activities
  • Identify common indicators if illnesses/infectious disease and state in verbal and written format the steps to be followed to prevent and report illness/infectious disease
  • Identify the signs of abuse and neglect in children and explain the required licensing procedures to report abuse as a mandated reporter
  • Evaluate indoor and outdoor environments and develop a plan for improvement

Total Hours: 50 Lecture Hours: 50