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Fall 2012

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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 Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs):
The student will demonstrate in writing the following:

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. For ages 1-5 identify one major developmental achievement.

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

*4. Draw the most recent Food Pyramid and label the food groups with the corresponding exercise program.

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

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

*7. Complete a written analysis of a child care center's playground using at least 20 safety requirements.

8. Identify 5 injuries that can happen in a child care classroom and for each give one action a teacher can take as well as one way the injury could be prevented.

9. State three 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

10. Discuss what action a teacher should take when child abuse symptoms are observed.

11. Discuss two 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 College's Comprehensive Assessment Plan. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data (see Assessing Student Learning Outcomes form) and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Assessment and Special Projects.


Content Outline:
1. Major developmental achievements

2. Childhood Illnesses

3. Food Pyramid

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 2009