2020-2021 Catalog 
    May 26, 2022  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

ECE 270 - Health, Safety and Nutrition

Description: Nutrition education, menu planning, childhood diseases and illness, and sanitation and safety in group settings. Protecting the health and safety of young children and promoting the development of lifelong health habits. Communication with health professionals and parents on health, safety, and nutrition issues.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Lifelong health and nutrition habits
  2. Lesson planning
  3. Signs of child abuse
  4. Health and safety issues of early childhood programs
  5. Disease control
  6. Menu planning
  7. Health resources for children and staff

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify the components of a safe and healthy environment. (1,4)
  2. Identify and discuss the symptoms of an ill child and procedures for dealing with illness and accidents. (4,5)
  3. Implement activities and teaching techniques that promote good health habits and wellness attitudes. (1,2,4)
  4. Identify and describe available health resources. (7)
  5. Identify characteristics of young children that cause them to be at risk for accidents. (4)
  6. List indicators of possible child abuse. (3)
  7. Define basic nutrition principles and plan menus for young children. (1,6)
  8. Develop a strategies for incorporating health, safety and nutrition education into the curriculum. (2,4,6,7)