Health, Safety and Nutrition of Young Children

Health, Safety and Nutrition of Young Children

  1. Module Title: Health, Safety and Nutrition of Young Children
  2. Module Prefix/Number: ECE 115
  3. Credit Hours: Three (3)
  4. Description: The goal is to help teachers become more knowledgeable about and comfortable with health topics, to be more reflective in their practice of teaching about health, and better equipped with activities for incorporating health subjects into their curriculum.
  5. Student Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course students will have:
    • Explain the necessity of safety and health in a child’s education
    • Explain the nutritional practices of young children
    • Know the diseases capable of impairing the health and safety of young children
    • Describe how sexual orientation, family and environment can affect the health and safety of young children
    • Develop strategies for generating and organizing ideas and arguments, revising, editing, and proofreading
    • Describe the strategies for assessing different forms of abuse and neglect in young children
    • Describe the importance and methods of exercising safety precaution, injury prevention and first aid
  6. Grading Scale: Your letter grade in this course will be determined by calculating your score on all assignments and exams as a percentage of the total possible score, on a standard grading scale:
    Your Letter Grade Your Score as % of Total
    A 90–100
    B 80-89
    C 70-79
    D 60-69
    F 0-59

    Assignments 40%

    As part of the requirements, students must complete short assignments based on these studies. There will be 2 assignments, each attracting 20% of total course grade.

    Assignment (Essay) 20%

    Students are also required to turn in an essay assignment.

    Guidelines for the essay assignment:

    • Word limit: 1500 – 2500
    • The assignment should be typed using Times New Roman, 12-point size, double spaced, and 1″ margins.
    • The assignment should be edited for spelling and grammar.
    • References to be provided using the APA guidelines.

    Exam 40%

    There will be a Final exam. The exam will be based on material covered in the textbook readings and lecture notes.

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