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Eastfield College Social Science, Human Services and Business Division Child Development/ Teacher Preparation Department Syllabus Spring and Late Start 2012 CDEC/TECA 1318 – Wellness of the Young Child (3 cr) Sections: CDEC 1318.4401, 9001, 4430, 9002 TECA 1318.4401, 9004, 4430, 9002 Online instruction Dates: Wintermester – Dec. 16-Jan. 6 Regular semester – Jan. 17-May 10 Late Start – Feb. 14-May 10 Course calendar for your specific course is included further in the syllabus Department Chair/ Course Developer Dr. Susan Wyatt Phone: 214-477-4543 (cell) 972-860-7620 (Work) Email: [email protected] Office: K126 Hours available: Call for an on-campus or off-campus appointment Instructor: Instructor will be assigned by the beginning of the semester and students will be notified by email and/or within the Blackboard announcements. If you have not been notified of the instructor, the instructor will remain the department chair indicated above. Course Description: A study of nutrition, health, safety, and related activities, including skill development in management of issues, guidelines, and practices in nutrition, as well as community health, hygiene, safety, and legal implications. Integration of these principles applied to a variety of settings. Requires 16 hours of observation in a child care and/or school setting. Student Learning Outcomes 1. Analyze principles of nutrition, evaluate nutrition assessment, and examine regulatory requirements for nutrition 2. Describe community health problems, universal health precautions, legal implications regarding health and analyze environmental and personal hygiene 3. Describe principles of safety as they relate to children, evaluate regulations regarding child safety, safety procedures and children’s environments for safety4. Demonstrate skills in computation, record keeping, referrals and resources as they apply to nutrition, health, and safety Textbooks "Safety, Health and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education" by Cathie Robertson (Delmar - www.delmar.com ) 4th edition (ISBN 9781428352940) Evaluation Procedures Course Assignments……………………………………………………………….60% The course assignments are divided into three modules with specific due dates for each module. The assignments are based on the required textbook. The required readings which correlate with the specific assignments are identified within each module. In general, assignments may involve going to various educational facilities to observe, interview, and/or conduct classroom activities. The individual educational facility will notify students if a criminal background is required to conduct interviews, observations, or classroom activities. The course may require a project directly related to the course content. Students are required to read the entire assigned textbook(s). Final Exam……………………………………………………………………………..20% The final exam is an open book exam and is based on the required textbook. Although the final exams is untimed, there is a deadline date for completing the exam. Discussion Board……………………………………………………………………..20% Students are required to participate in the discussion board questions directly related to the course content. A minimum of 3 detailed posting on three different dates are required for each discussion question. Weekly postings will help meet this requirement. In addition, students are required to reference the textbook and/or related articles in each posting. A different reference source must be used for each posting. The purpose of the discussion board is to development professional opinions supported by reference source(s).Incomplete grades (“I”) will not be given. Your work will be graded based on what has been turned in by the due dates. Requests for extensions must be made to the instructor prior to the due date and will only be considered for officially documented extenuating circumstances (death, hospitalization, etc). Official documentation might include admission/ discharge paperwork from a hospital stay, program from a funeral out of town, or a physicians statement concerning a condition that would have prevented you from completing/ submitting your work on time. Failure to get pre-approval for an extension will result in reducing late work grades one letter grade for each day late. Each pre-approved assignment that you submit late must have attached a copy of the official documentation for the extenuating circumstance. . Late assignments will not be accepted at the final submission date at the end of the semester. Attendance Policy: You are expected to attend class each schedule class date. You are also expected to be on time and remain for the entire class. A portion of your grade is class participation. If you are not present, you cannot participate and your grade will be affected. Students who are receiving any form of financial aid should check with the Financial Aid Office prior to withdrawing from classes. Withdrawals may affect your eligibility to receive further aid and could cause you to be in a position of repayment for the current semester. Students who fail to attend or participate after the drop date are also subject to this policy. Classroom Etiquette You are expected to be courteous with your classmates and instructor during class . Please place your cell phones on silent or vibrate and leave the room if you must answer the call. You will still be responsible for what goes on during class even if you must leave the room. You need to ask a classmate after class what you missed. Courteous behavior also includes the people and children at your worksite. Each worksite may have varied rules related to behavior during your work-time and you must follow those rules.Obtaining Final Course Grades Using eConnect Final Grade Reports are no longer mailed. Convenient access is available online at www.econnect.dcccd.edu. Use your identification number when you log onto eConnect, an online system developed by the DCCCD to provide you with timely information regarding your college record. Your grades will also be printed on your Student Advising Report, which is available in the


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