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Fall 2021

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HUS104 - Preschool Children-Health, Safety and Nutrition

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Emphasizes the symptoms and treatment of typical childhood illnesses, safety hazards, first aid techniques and accident prevention. Explores, within the context of children's developmental stages, nutritional requirements and subsequent effects on behavior, child abuse factors, and special needs of children due to health conditions.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. List 10 common childhood illnesses and give the following information for each:
Two symptoms used in diagnosis
Three ways to prevent the illness
Two methods used in treatment

2. Write the five most frequent causes of accidental injury in young children and identify one way to prevent each.

3. Draw the most recent dietary/nutrition illustration and label the food groups adding the needed exercise recommendation.

4. Name 5 minerals and 5 vitamins. Then, give for each, one function they perform in the body.*

5. Write 5 ways child care givers can prevent the spread of disease.

6. Complete a written analysis of a child care center's playground or daycare room using at least 20 safety requirements.

7. State 3 symptoms in a child that may indicate abuse or neglect for each of the following areas:
Verbal abuse
Physical neglect
Emotional neglect
Physical abuse
Sexual abuse

8. Discuss 2 controversial issues involving young children today. Give both sides of the argument.

* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.


Content Outline:
1. Major developmental achievements
2. Childhood Illnesses
3. Dietary Guidelines
4. Preventing spread of disease
5. Child care center safety requirements
6. Injury prevention
7. Child abuse and neglect
8. Controversial issues in the early childhood field

Effective Term: Spring 2015