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ECE 1202 Healthy & Safe Environments

Students will examine and discuss content and issues related to the health, safety, and nutrition of young children birth through age 5. Students will explore information that relates to positive interactions that support optimal growth and development of young children. Students will identify ways to engage the family in supporting these practices as well as licensing rules and state standards.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Education
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: ECE 1100 AND ECE 1101 AND ENG 1101 


  • Describe strategies and practices in securing a safe environment for children, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Locate and discuss existing licensing rules, regulations, state program standards, and mandates concerning health, safety, and nutrition.
  • Observe and evaluate dietary guidelines and how nutritious foods are essential in healthy growth and development.
  • Identity the role of educator in promoting nutrition, activity and movement, and wellness in the young child’s life.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3