Jan 24, 2022
ECE 133 - Child Health, Safety & Nutrition Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
Focuses on evidence-based concepts in the fields of health, safety and nutrition and their relationship to the growth and development of the young child ages birth to eight. Blends current theory with problem-solving, practical applications and assessments. Includes collaboration with families and assesses the role of culture, language and ability on health, safety and nutrition decisions in early childhood settings.
- Discuss the importance of role modeling positive health actions by teachers, caregivers and adults.
- Explain the interrelationship between children?s health, safety practices and nutritional status.
- Describe adult behaviors that support the development of positive health habits in young children.
- Explore personal habits in the areas of health, safety and nutrition as they relate to role modeling for young children.
- Compare and contrast the health, safety and nutrition components of early care and education regulations, guidelines and NAEYC early childhood program standards.
- Identify standards associated with high-quality environments in relation to health, safety and nutrition.
- Explore current quality initiatives as they relate to health, safety and nutrition.
- Summarize the requirements of the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
- Plan menues appropriate for young children using the Child and Adult Care Food Program guidelines.
- Explain food safety and sanitation principles according to the Child and Adult Care Food Program and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
- Describe the use of evidence-based strategies of education, supervision and observation for maintaining a safe and healthy environment.
- Summarize the major health issues related to children in group care.
- Describe the use of observation as a tool for daily health screening and recognize signs of illness in young children.
- Identify common communicable diseases of young children and proper procedure for the control of infectious diseases.
- Describe chronic health related conditions in young children.
- List key areas of concern for safety in indoor and outdoor environments.
- Explain procedures for responding to documenting accidents and injuries in a child care setting.
- Identify the influences of culture, family and ability on health, safety and nutrition in the early childhood setting.
- Describe health, safety, and nutrition in relationship to growth and development of each child, birth through age eight.
- Describe US Dietary guidelines including recommendations for intake and activity for each group.
- Describe specific nutrient and energy needs of young children.
- List the strengths and weaknesses of each of each major class of nutrients.
- Locate/create developmentally appropriate health/safety/nutrition learning experiences for young children.
- List guidelines for planning developmentally appropriate health, safety and nutrition activities for children, including their relationship to child development.
- Identify informal health and safety learning opportunities within the context of a program schedule and routines.
- Identify strategies for collaborating and problem solving with families to meet the needs of each child. (Use of health records, daily notes, health observations, etc.)
- Explore resources for creating health, safety and nutrition learning experiences for young children.
- Obtain information regarding certification in pediatric/adult CPR/First Aid, standard precautions and mandatory child and adult abuse reporter training.
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