Course Content and Outcomes Guide for ECE 262 Effective Fall 2021
- Course Number:
- ECE 262
- Course Title:
- Health, Safety and Nutrition for the Young Child
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
- Special Fee:
Explores health, nutrition, and safety issues for children ages infant through preschool. Includes state licensing requirements in early care and education settings, family-style eating practices, USDA food program requirements, safe environments for children, healthy lifestyle practices, and childhood illness. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
- Assess age-appropriate health and safety practices and procedures.
- Discuss the principles and practices of nutrition in early childhood including family-style eating practices.
- Describe state licensing requirements for early care and education settings.
Course Activities and Design
- Evaluate early care and education environments based on state licensing practices.
- Develop lesson plans tied to nutrition and family style eating practices
- Complete quizzes or exams.
- Engage in activities and tasks related to course content.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Attend and actively participate in class and small group discussions.
- Complete written assignments
- Complete written quizzes or exams.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Students will acquire skills and abilities relating to:
- Linkages between development and safe environments.
- Quality programming requirements as outlined through the state licensing regulations for early care and education settings.
- Nutrition for young children including planning meals for infants-preschoolers and implementing family style eating practices.