• Program: Child Development Careers
  • Course: Health, Safety and Nutrition
  • Course #: CDEV1530
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

The student will be introduced to the regulations, standards, policies, procedures, prevention techniques, and early childhood curriculum related to health, safety, and nutrition. The key components that ensure physical health, mental health, and safety for both children and staff will be identified, as well as the importance of collaboration with families and health professionals. A focus will be on integrating key components into everyday planning and program development.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Monitor health in children
Practice healthy procedures
Examine environmental factors that affect health
Develop safety procedures
Plan a safe environment
Document a child's injuries
Describe signs of child abuse and neglect
Examine reporting process
Plan stage appropriate nutrition and feeding
Provide nutritious snacks or meals
Plan activity designed to teach children about nutrition

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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