Course description

This course will address the interrelationship of health, safety, and nutrition for children of all ages and age groups. Students will examine current legislation, agency policies, and evidence-informed practices to develop and maintain health, safety, and nutrition practices that emphasize prevention and recognition of illness and injury to individual and groups of children in early learning and care settings. Students will discuss the importance of self-care and the relationship to their own health and well-being as an educator. In addition, students will develop and evaluate healthy and safe early learning practices that combine to establish diverse, equitable, and accessible learning opportunities for children and their families. 

Course details

Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Credit transfer

Have you taken this course or an equivalent course? Contact the Credit Transfer Office.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Winter 2023 registration opens November 28, 2022. Spring 2023 registration opens February 27, 2023.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery with no assigned day or time requirements, independent course completion

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery with scheduled day and time course requirements

Hybrid: any combination of: in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery