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ECE 110 Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#:  None
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only

Description: An introduction to practices and procedures used to promote the health, safety, and nutrition of young children in early childhood settings. Includes an emphasis on planning and implementing education experiences that support the development of lifelong healthy habits and attitudes for young children.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Knowledge Level) Identify the important health, safety, and nutrition functions of a quality early childhood program, and the policies and procedures that support those functions.
2. (Knowledge Level) Identify state mandated regulations for child care programs including mandatory reporting procedures for suspected child abuse and neglect.
3. (Comprehension Level) Describe the characteristics of safe, healthy, indoor and outdoor learning environments for young children.
4. (Comprehension Level) Describe appropriate educational activities that support children's understanding of the importance of practicing healthy behaviors.
5. (Application Level) Recognize signs of illness and distress in children and respond to individual children's health needs including communicating with families, and make appropriate referrals when necessary.
6. (Application Level) Apply appropriate practices and procedures to maintain sanitation standards, manage the spread of disease, and promote health and wellness in early childhood settings.
7. (Application Level) Provide culturally appropriate opportunities and reinforcement for children's practice of healthy behaviors that promote lifelong healthy habits and attitudes.
8. (Application Level) Create strategies to collaborate with families to promote health, safety, and nutrition practices that are responsive to the diverse abilities of young children.

Internal/External Standards Accreditation
The three one credit courses that have been combined into this three credit course are a part of the Early Childhood Education Preschool AAS Degree that is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. This change will not impact the Accreditation standing of the program.