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Child Health, Safety and Nutrition

Course Hours: 
180
Course Type: 
Mentor Supported
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Our Health, Nutrition, and Safety of Children course explores the role of early childhood educators in fulfilling the nutrition, health and safety needs of young children in their care. This course identifies the professional standards of the field and discusses best practices for applying them in the early care setting.  Students will learn how to teach healthy practices and to promote the overall wellness of children. Our Health, Nutrition, and Safety of Children program is for anyone who works in a role that touches children's lives. The material is based on the most current research and reflects the latest developments in health, safety and nutrition as well as their application in multiple settings.

Prerequisite(s): None

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • List the basics of infectious diseases and how they affect health
  • Identify the methods for maintaining a safe environment which reduces the risk of injury
  • Recall the procedures for assessing social and emotional development of children
  • Recognize the standards of nutrition and the process of planning healthy meals
  • Define the principles of integrating a healthy childhood lifestyle to achieve optimal growth and development

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition Module 1
Integration of Nutrition, Health and Safety

  • Child Development and Health
  • Relationships Between Nutrition, Health, and Safety
  • Creating a Foundation of Wellness in the Early Childhood Education Environment
  • Teachable Moments
  • A Systems Model for Nutrition, Health, and Safety
  • National Initiatives and Government Support
  • Integrating Wellness Across the Curriculum
  • Culturally Appropriate Practices
  • How Children Learn
  • Working with Parents

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition Module 2
Nutrition Basics

  • Introduction to Nutrition Basics
  • Comparison of Macronutrients
  • Nutrition Issues
  • Food Insecurity
  • Standards in Nutrition
  • Guiding Healthy Eating
  • Feeding Infants and Toddlers
  • Feeding Timeline
  • Feeding Preschoolers and School-Age Children
  • Nutritional Needs

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition Module 3
Food Safety

  • Foodborne Illness
  • Foodborne Outbreak
  • Hazard Recognition
  • Microorganisms that Can Contaminate Food
  • Regulations and Guidelines
  • Federal, State, and County Regulations
  • Contamination Control
  • Food Purchasing, Receiving, and Storage Contamination Issues and Control
  • Food Safety Education for Children
  • Feeding and Food Safety

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition Module 4
Menu Planning

  • Program Goals for Healthy Living
  • The Dietary Guidelines
  • Requirements of Menu Planning
  • Nutrient Requirements for a Child Care Food Program
  • Resources for Menu Planning
  • Budgeting for Menus
  • Including Families and Foods from Home
  • Health in Action
  • Special Diets
  • Cultural Preferences

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition Module 5
Promotion of Health and Wellness

  • Health Promotion and Wellness in Early Childhood Settings
  • Early Childhood Educators’ Roles in Promoting Health and Wellness
  • Promoting Mental Health
  • Policies for Health Promotion in Early Education Settings
  • Coordinated School Health
  • Standards in Physical Activity
  • Preventing Childhood Obesity
  • Resources for Health Promotion and Physical Activity
  • Appropriate Time Spent with Physical Play Activities
  • Family Involvement

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition Module 6
Managing Infectious Diseases

  • Understanding Illness and Infection
  • Disease and the Immune System
  • Childhood Communicable Diseases
  • Common Communicable Diseases of the Skin
  • Infectious Disease Prevention
  • Health Promotion
  • The Role of the Child Care Center
  • Preventing Foodborne Illness
  • First Aid Training
  • Levels of Care

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition Module 7
Assessing Health

  • Introduction to Assessing Health
  • Health Appraisal Through Observation
  • Early Detection of Atypical Sensory Conditions
  • Speech/Language Development
  • Assessment of Speech/Language Impairments
  • Oral Health
  • Nutritional Health
  • Social Health
  • Emotional Health
  • Attachment Security

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition Module 8
Safety and the Physical Environment

  • Creation of Safe Physical Spaces
  • Components of a Healthy School Environment
  • Indoor Air Pollutants
  • Improving Indoor Air Quality
  • Water Pollution
  • Outdoor Air Pollutants
  • Play Spaces and Environments
  • Safety and Security
  • Injuries and Emergencies
  • Implications for Educators

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition Module 9
Promoting Positive Social and Emotional Development

  • The Foundations of Social-Emotional Development
  • The Importance of Relationships and Interactions
  • Promoting Positive Behaviors in Young Children
  • What are Challenging Behaviors
  • Providing Disciplinary Guidance
  • Age-Appropriate Discipline Techniques
  • Partnering with Families
  • Making Referrals to Mental Health Professionals
  • Early Childhood Health Consultations and Intervention
  • Using Professional Collaborators
     

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Ed4Career is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Career has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Career has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Career is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player

 


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900 West Orman Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81004
United States
Phone: 727-824-7800 ext. 8

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