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 Course Title:   Health/Safety/Nutrition

 Title Abbreviation:   HEALTH/SAFETY/NUTRITION

 Department:    ECED&

 Course #:    107

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5.5

 CIP:    131210

 EPC:    402

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Develop knowledge and skills to ensure good health, nutrition, and safety of children in group care and education programs. Recognize the signs of abuse and neglect, responsibilities for mandated reporting, and available community resources.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 44

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Have a basic knowledge of mother, infant, and childhood nutrition.
  2. Apply nutrition to early childhood settings.
  3. Recognize the importance of nutrition on the normal growth process.
  4. Discuss health regulations, safety issues and illness.
  5. Plan appropriate menus that support diverse nutritional needs and attitudes.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.7 Identify and evaluate connections and relationships among disciplines.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.2 Understand, value and respect human differences and commonalities as they relate to issues of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities and culture.

9. Scientific Literacy

Definition: Understanding scientific principles, and analyzing and applying scientific information in a variety of contexts.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
9.1 Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental scientific concepts.

Course Contents

  1. Nutritional needs, ages and stages.
  2. Food programs that support nutritional needs.
  3. Safety, health and nutrition – a triad for the child and family.
  4. Current issues and trends.
    • Nutrition.
    • Health: Immunizations, etc.
    • Safety: Car seat, playground.
  5. Activities that support health, safety and nutrition.
    • Parent education.
    • Child education.
    • Multi-cultural approaches.