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1 Reese Campus Course Syllabus COURSE: TECA 1318.151 ~ Wellness of the Young Child SEMESTER: Spring 2011 INSTRUCTOR: Stephanie Deering OFFICE: Reese Campus, Building #5, Room 512D OFFICE HOURS: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 4:00-6:00 Thursday (online) 12:00-2:00 Friday By appointment OFFICE PHONE: 806-716-4645 HOME PHONE: 806-745-5732 E-MAIL: [email protected] “South Plains College improves each student’s life.” GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION Course Description This course provides a study of factors impacting the well-being of young children, including healthy behavior, food, nutrition, fitness, and safety practices. It focuses on local and national standards and legal implications of relevant policies and regulations. Course content is aligned with State Board of Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards. *Course requires students to participate in a minimum of 16 hours field experience with children from infancy through age 12 in a variety of settings with varied and diverse populations. Learning Outcomes (See attached NAEYC Associates Standards) Students will: NAEYC Standards NAEYC Supportive Skills Head Start Core Knowledge Areas Analyze principles of nutrition, evaluate nutrition assessment, and examine regulatory requirements for nutrition. S4 SS4 P2 (A3) Describe community health problems, universal health precautions, legal implications regarding health, and analyze environmental and personal hygiene. S4 P2 (A3) Describe principles of safety as they relate to children; evaluate regulations regarding child safety, safety procedures and children’s environments for safety. S1 P2 (A3) Demonstrate skills in computation, record keeping, referrals and resources as they apply to nutrition, health, and safety. SS5 P2 (A3) Course Goals and Objectives (FOUNDATION and SCANS Skills) 1. Describe the basic principles of healthy behavior that influence health promotion and disease prevention for children. (F 1,2,5,6,11,12,15) a. Describe the relationships between personal health behaviors and individual well-being in children. (C7) b. Identify indicators of mental, emotional, social and physical health during childhood.(C5) c. Describe how the family influences a child’s health. (C5,7,15) d. Describe how physical, social, and emotional environments influence a child’s health.(C5,7,15) e. Describe factors in the local community affecting the health of children and families.(C5,7,15) f. Describe symptoms of common childhood health concerns and diseases, communicability, prevention and reporting requirements as they relate to children. (C5,6,7) g. Conduct health appraisals of children in settings serving children birth through age 12.(C9,11,18)2 h. Identify techniques for working with colleagues and parents to meet individual / special health needs of children. (C9,11,14) 2. Describe universal health precautions. (F1,2,6) a. List circumstances requiring the use of universal health precautions. (F2,12)(C5,6) b. Demonstrate appropriate use of universal health precautions in early childhood settings. (F11)(C10) 3. Describe legal implications regarding health. (F1,2,5,6) a. Identify agencies with legal or regulatory authority over children's health issues.(C15) b. Identify city, county, state and federal health regulations which apply to settings for children birth through age 12. (C5,6,15)(F10) c. Identify national, state and local health guidelines affecting settings for children birth through age 12. (C5,6,15)(F10) 4. Analyze environmental and personal hygiene. (F10,11,12) a. Describe hygiene principles. (F2,6)(C5,7) b. Practice environmental and personal hygiene routines for children (F8,11,13,16)(C10,12) c. Identify opportunities for children to learn about and apply personal health practices.(C9,10) d. Practice communicable disease control functions in settings serving children birth through 12 years.(F8,9,17)(C10,11,12) 5. Analyze principles of nutrition. (F10,11,12) a. Describe the role of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, water, vitamins, and minerals in children's health. (F11,12)(C7) b. Describe the Food Guide Pyramid and its application to children's needs.(F4,10) c. Identify criteria for developmentally appropriate feeding practices with children, 0-12 months; 12 months-2 years; 3-5 years; and 6-12 years. (C5,6,7)(F7,8) d. Discuss nutritional needs of children including special dietary or cultural considerations. (F9)(C13,14) e. Describe specific methods that are used for planning nutritious meals and snacks for children through elementary school. (C7,9,15)(F8,9) f. Describe how nutritional factors may affect children in one or more developmental domains and the implications for the classroom teacher. (F11,12)(C10,15) g. Plan and demonstrate nutrition education activities for children. (F7,8,15)(C1,3,10,18) 6. Evaluate nutrition assessment. (F1,2,3,4,6) a. Discuss the relationship between nutrition and children's health and well being.(F12)(C5) b. Evaluate menu plans in childhood settings for nutrients, inclusion of cultural foods, use of food guide pyramid and amounts of foods needed for various ages. (F4,10,11)(C12) c. Observe and analyze meal/snack times for children ages 0-12 months; 12 months-2 years; 3-5 years; 6-12 years. (C1, 15)(F5, 15) d. Plan varied, nutritionally balanced diets for children. (F7,8,10)(C6,8) e. Propose modifications for special dietary needs. (C12,13,14) f. Participate in meal/snack times with children ages 0-12 months; 12 months-2 years; 3-5 years; 6-10 years. (C10,11,14,15)(F13,14,15) g. Prepare appropriate nutrition information for families. (C3,6)(F2,10) h. Develop a file of appropriate nutrition information for families of children. (C6,11)(F10) 7. Examine regulatory requirements for nutrition. (F1,5,10,11) a. Identify city, county, state and federal nutritional regulations which apply to settings serving children birth through age 12. (C5,6) b. Identify national, state and local nutritional guidelines affecting settings serving children birth through age 12. (C5,6,15) c. Compare nutritional guidelines and regulations. (C7,12) 8. Describe the importance of physical fitness. (F1,2,5,6) a. Discuss the relationship of health education and physical activity for children based on current literature. (C5,7,12) b. Describe appropriate


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