Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Health, Safety, and Nutrition

 Title Abbreviation:   HEALTH/SAFETY/NUTRITION

 Department:    ECED&

 Course #:    107

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    131210

 EPC:    402

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Introduction to implementation of equitable health, safety and nutrition standards for the growing child in group care. Focus on federal Child Care Block Grant funding (CCDF) requirements, WA state licensing and Head Start Performance standards. Develop skills necessary to keep children healthy & safe, report abuse & neglect, and connect families to community resources.


Prerequisite: None.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe federal and state mandated health, safety, and nutrition practices.
  2. Identify indicators of illnesses/ infectious diseases and steps to prevent the spread of them.
  3. Outline safety procedures for providing emergency care and daily care.
  4. Evaluate program safety policies.
  5. Describe food programs and practices that support the development of children.
  6. Create examples of developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive health, safety, and nutrition education materials and activities.
  7. Describe the responsibilities of mandated reporters.
  8. Develop strategies for working with culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse families in accessing health, nutritional, and dental services.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Nutritional needs, ages and stages.
  2. Food programs that support nutritional needs.
  3. Safety, health and nutrition a triad for the child and family.
  4. Current issues and trends.
    • Nutrition.
    • Health: Immunizations, etc.
    • Safety: Car seat, playground.
  5. Activities that support health, safety and nutrition.
    • Parent education.
    • Child education.
    • Multi-cultural approaches.