Early Childhood Health, Safety, and Nutrition

ECE 201
3 CR

This course introduces students to health, safety, and nutrition issues and practices in child care centers and homes (including universal health precautions, community health, and the respective legal implications). Students will study the eating practices and nutrition of young children and the implication they play in promoting healthy physical, social, language, and cognitive development. Emphasis will be placed on preventing communicable diseases and providing safe environments. This course is based on NAEYC standards of child development practices. Each student will be required to spend 2-4 clock hours completing field experience outside of scheduled class times which may include working with young children, families, and early childhood professionals. Lab Fee

Prerequisites: ACCUPLACER reading score of 60, or a "C" in TSRE 55, or ENGL 151