Health and Safety of Children
Credits: 3
Department: ECD Early Education and Child Development
Subject: Early Education and Child Development
This course is an introduction to promoting children’s health, safety, nutrition and physical development through informed practice. Childhood illnesses and their care, Basic Life Support (BSL), first aid training and strategies for ensuring children’s health and safety in an early childhood setting are discussed. Nutrition and exercise needs of children birth to age 9 and movement activities that facilitate coordination and lay the foundation for later academic success are examined. A weekly field observation in early childhood programs, schools, agencies or therapeutic setting is required. Students must have three current clearances: FBI Fingerprint Clearance, a Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History Clearance, and a Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Child Abuse History Clearance and meet the local requirements of the field placement site.