Dec 09, 2023
ECED& 107 - Health, Safety and Nutrition Credits: 5
Introduction to implementation of equitable health, safety and nutrition standards for the growing child in group care. Focus on federal Child Care Block Grant funding (CCDF) requirements, WA state licensing and Head Start Performance standards. Develop skills necessary to keep children healthy & safe, report abuse & neglect, and connect families to community resources.
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Describe federal and state mandated health, safety, and nutrition practices.
- Identify indicators of illnesses/ infectious diseases and steps to prevent the spread of them.
- Outline safety procedures for providing emergency care and daily care.
- Evaluate program safety policies.
- Describe food programs and practices that support the development of children.
- Create examples of developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive health, safety, and nutrition education materials and activities.
- Describe the responsibilities of mandated reporters.
- Develop strategies for working with culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse families in accessing health, nutritional, and dental services.
- Use developmental milestones and observations of children’s behavior as a foundation for planning appropriate activities.
- Advocate for strategies that promote the cultural diversity of children, families and their communities.
- Demonstrate effective written, verbal and non-verbal communication
- Discuss current issues and trends in early childhood education.
- Identify typical and atypical growth and development (cognitive, linguistic, motor, and social).
- Positively support children’s whole development.
- Display a positive attitude and enthusiasm for the job
- Develop rapport and contribute to the work environment as a member of the instructional team.
- Practice ethical and professional standards of conduct
- Comply with laws (such as IDEA, Section 504, ADA), workplace policies, and procedures in relation to confidentiality, reporting of abuse, discipline, chain of command and delegation and supervision.
- Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
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