EARC 111 Health, Safety and Nutrition

This course provides a study of developmentally appropriate health, safety, and nutritional practices and teaching strategies in group settings for children birth through age 8. Students are required to complete and pass a background check.

Credits

3 Credits

EARC 111Health, Safety and Nutrition

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Education

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

45

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course provides a study of developmentally appropriate health, safety, and nutritional practices and teaching strategies in group settings for children birth through age 8. Students are required to complete and pass a background check.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

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

Outcome 1: Students will answer the Essential Question: What does it means to be a healthy child? Assessment: Students will plan, investigate and produce a policy and portfolio of teaching strategies and environments for healthy children in group settings. Student will reflect through discussions, essays and written assessments. Outcome 2: Students will answer the Essential Question: How can children be successfully challenged and safe in group setting through each developmental stage? Assessment: Students will plan and design curriculum and environments which balance safety, risk and persistence through daily lesson plans, brochures and presentations. Students will reflect through discussion and written presentations. Outcome 3: Students will answer the Essential Question: Are you what you eat? Assessment:  Students will plan an investigation of nutritious eating at each developmental stage through menus, portfolio of supportive teaching strategies and observations in the lab school classrooms. Students will reflect through discussions and written presentations.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Health promotion teaching strategies which support children birth through age eight Mental health teaching strategies which support children birth through age eight Safe sleep standards infants Safety principles as they relate to children in group settings Safe risk taking teaching strategies which support problem solving in place and nature based environments Basic teaching strategies to promote growth and development of children birth through age eight. Nutrition regulations in child care settings Teaching strategies for children in group settings

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Assessment: Students will plan, investigate and produce a policy and portfolio of teaching strategies and environments for healthy children in group settings. Student will reflect through discussions, essays and written assessments. Assessment: Students will plan and design curriculum and environments which balance safety, risk and persistence through daily lesson plans, brochures and presentations. Students will reflect through discussion and written presentations. Assessment:  Students will plan an investigation of nutritious eating at each developmental stage through menus, portfolio of supportive teaching strategies and observations in the lab school classrooms. Students will reflect through discussions and written presentations.

Required Text

Aaronson, S. Healthy Young children, NAEYC. ISBN: 9781928896821

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Assessment: Students will plan, investigate and produce a policy and portfolio of teaching strategies and environments for healthy children in group settings. Student will reflect through discussions, essays and written assessments. Assessment: Students will plan and design curriculum and environments which balance safety, risk and persistence through daily lesson plans, brochures and presentations. Students will reflect through discussion and written presentations. Assessment:  Students will plan an investigation of nutritious eating at each developmental stage through menus, portfolio of supportive teaching strategies and observations in the lab school classrooms. Students will reflect through discussions and written presentations.