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ECE 201 - Health, Safety & Nutrition
Upon successful completion of this course, the student shall be able to demonstrate the following skills: A. Demonstrate knowledge of how basic physical, mental health, nutritional, and safety needs of young children are met through environmental and curricular policies and procedures. B. Demonstrate skills for consistently implementing and evaluating research-based health, safety, and nutritional practices and articulate strategies for helping children practice safe behaviors through daily routines and activities. C. Explain, identify, and articulate ways to maintain a safe environment including: identifying hazards and risks; conducting regular health and safety assessments consistent with regulations and quality standards; and taking corrective action when necessary. D. Identify signs and symptoms and emergency treatment options of childhood diseases and those which might indicate physical, sexual and psychological abuse or neglect, and discuss the impact of stress and trauma on children and their families, respectful of cultural backgrounds. E Identify and describe first aid procedures, emergency response procedures, record-keeping, communication processes, and related legal, ethical and policy issues related to medical services to families with and without health insurance. F. Identify strategies supportive of making food preparation and mealtime a culturally responsive, developmentally appropriate learning experience for children. G. Explain ways to plan culturally responsive, nutritionally sound meals and identify strategies supportive of collaboration with families and health professionals in meeting children's individual nutritional needs. H. Provide examples of effective health and immunization record-keeping system. I. Identify and describe necessary screening and referral procedures to assess children's developmental and health status.
Materials: Textbook information is available at You will need to know the BHC course number, e.g., BL 201, and the section number.
This course provides an overview of the health, safety and nutritional needs of young children and early childhood practices to ensure children's health and well-being in group settings. Content includes roles and responsibilities of adults in meeting children's diverse needs, the promotion of healthy life style practices, understanding common childhood illnesses and injuries, meeting health, nutrition and safety standards, and planning culturally and nutritionally appropriate meals in a variety of early childhood settings.
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