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ECE 204 - Health, Safety & Nutrition for Young Children


This course will provide a comprehensive examination of the critical issues related to children’s health, safety and nutrition, and the development of practical strategies for creating safe and healthy environments for young children. Emphasis is on the importance of the role early childhood professionals play in promoting good health and life-long healthy attitudes and practices for young children. This course will benefit early childhood professionals currently working with young children, those new to the field, as well as parents of young children. Topics include: SIDS, FAS/FAE; HIV/AIDS; child abuse and neglect; health appraisals and assessment tools; allergies; communicable and acute illnesses (identification and management); management of accidents and injuries; basic concepts of food, nutrition and menu planning; and the educational importance of indoor and outdoor physical activities and experiences for children. Offered fall semester only.
NOTE: Students may clock hours of formal child care training and education toward completion of the CDA credential, the Michigan Department of Education paraprofessional requirements and child care licensing requirements for Michigan.
Prerequisite(s): ECE 105  
3 credits = 3 lecture



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