Healthy Living in Early Childhood
2017-2018 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

ECE 380 - Healthy Living in Early Childhood

3 Unit(s)
An introductory study of a coordinated school health program including: comprehensive health education, health services, a healthy and safe school environment, physical education, nutrition services, physiological and counseling services, health promotion for staff, and family and community involvement. Health problems and issues are addressed at developmentally appropriate grade levels (K-12) using the Health Framework for California Public Schools in the following areas: mental and emotional health, personal health, consumer and community health, injury prevention and safety, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, nutrition, environmental health, family living, individual growth and development and communicable and chronic diseases. The legal responsibilities of teachers related to student health and safety will be explored. Effective communication with parents and site-based and community resources to meet the individual needs of students, research-based school health programs, life skills and positive behaviors, needs of special populations, and evaluation of health web sites will be discussed. This course meets credential requirements.

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