ECE 102 - Health, Safety and Nutrition for Early Childhood Programs

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF ENG 099 and MATH 097)

This course introduces students to the licensing and NAEYC requirements for creating healthy and safe environments. This course provides guidelines for establishing safe environments, room arrangement, accident prevention procedures, and sanitation guidelines. Students will examine the liability issues in childcare. This course provides objectives for developing health policies, controlling disease, solving ethical dilemmas related to health and safety, establishing proper nutrition, and responding to children's special health concerns. This course will examine legal and state guidelines governing licensed childcare programs. Students will explore ways to incorporate cooking activities into curriculum and create warm friendly settings for positive mealtime experiences. This course requires an observation in an early childhood environment in order to complete assignments. (Sp)