This introductory course explores practices that promote good nutrition, dental, physical and mental health, as well as the safety of infants, toddlers, preschool, and school-aged children in group settings. The course has a dual emphasis on the health, safety, and nutrition of young children and adult students. Health, lifestyle, preventative health, community resources, and emergency response procedures are examined. This course introduces cultural beliefs that influence health, safety, and nutrition. It explores ethical and legal responsibilities of adults in protecting the emotional and physical well-being of young children. Five observation hours observing young children in an early childhood education setting are required. Writing assignments and oral presentations, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Class Notes: This section is a hybrid course--50% classroom & 50% on-line. This class will meet on Tuesdays only for discussion and lecture; online assignments will be required outside of the class meeting day. Please contact Prof. Joy Terrell-Hearns at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017