CRC19: Courses

ECE 415 Children's Health, Safety and Nutrition

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU


The key components that ensure the health, safety, and nutrition of both children and staff will be identified along with the importance of collaboration with families and health professionals. Students will be introduced to early childhood curriculum, regulations, standards, policies and procedures related to child health, safety and nutrition. Course emphasis is placed on integrating and maintaining the optimal health, safety, and nutritional concepts in everyday planning and program development for all children, including injury prevention, accident reporting, infectious diseases control, sanitation and emergency procedures and evacuation.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO# 1: Assess strategies to maximize the mental and physical health of children and adults in programs for all young children in accordance with culturally, linguistically and developmentally sound practices.