ECE188C: Health, Safety, and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education
Credits 3 Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours 0 Lecture Hours 3
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Offers an introduction to major issues affecting the health and safety of young children in early childhood settings. Nutrition and policy considerations about medication administration, infectious disease control, sick child care, universal precautions and liability, and health record keeping are discussed. Health regulations, best practices, and education for the prevention of child sexual abuse are highlighted. Students learn to integrate curriculum for young children related to health, safety, and nutrition into the overall program. Students complete the Health and Safety training certifications required by N.H. child care licensing. An NHTI ECE lab fee is assessed for all students taking this course. Students are expected to complete 2 hours per week of observation and practice in a childcare setting.