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Health & Safety of Young Child (FCSC-492-01)

This course provides an overview of the health, safety and nutritional needs of
young children and early childhood practices to ensure the health and well-being of each child in a group setting. Content includes roles and responsibilities of adults in meeting children’s diverse needs, the promotion of healthy life style practices, understanding common childhood illnesses and injuries, meeting health, nutrition and safety standards, and planning nutritious meals that are appropriate for each child.


Students who enroll in this course must be Child Development and Family Life Majors and Minors ONLY.

Pedagogical Approach

Course material is presented in an asynchronous format (not live unless otherwise
specified). Upon entering MOODLE, select “the Modules” to access course content. Online participation is required every week. You will be expected to complete readings, review PowerPoint slides, participate in assigned lectures, and complete assignments for each weekly module. Most assignments on Moodle are timed and have strict due dates. These dates will not be modified unless an emergency has occurred. This will be determined at the discretion of the instructor. Refer to the course schedule for details regarding readings, activities, assessments, and due dates. Please check your e-mail and course announcements daily for important class information. This course is facilitated in-class along with using the learning management platform, MOODLE.

Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate foundation knowledge and skills in Child Development.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to engage in research aimed at improving the quality of life for children and families.
  • Students will demonstrate leadership ability in Child Development

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be able to identify current trends and issues in Child Development.
  • Students will comprehend the importance and benefits of Child Development.
  • Students will be able to relate to the diversity in career paths and employment      opportunities in Child Development.


Students will be assessed using the following: 

  • WrittenAssignments
  • Projects
  • Rubrics
  • Checklists
  • Quizzes
  • Tests
  • Self-Assessments
  • Reaction Papers
  • Media Papers
  • Book Reviews
  • Quizzes
  • Proctored Exams

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