This course provides an overview of the health, safety and nutritional needs of young children and early childhood practices to ensure children’s well-being in group settings. Content includes roles and responsibilities of adults in meeting children’s needs, the promotion of healthy lifestyle practices, understanding common childhood illnesses and injuries, meeting health, nutrition and safety standards, and planning nutritionally appropriate meals.
TEXT: Safety, Health and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education. Version 1.0. Jennifer Paris. OER Publication by College of the Canyons. 2020
Three credit hour course.
FORMAT: Online course, spring semester only.