About the Course

Examines the physical and health issues of children from birth to age eight. Explore the multitude of decisions that families make regarding their child's health and well-being. This course also focusses on the skills and knowledge needed for developing emergency plans and responding to health and safety issues in the classroom. It examines the normative and individual variations of children’s physical development from the prenatal period through age eight and pedagogical approaches to enhancing physical development. Theories and approaches to understanding health promotion and factors that influence the health of young children, families, and communities are also reviewed. Discuss the appropriate nutrition for children as well as the influences that school, home and society have on children's dietary habits. Field work is required outside of class time to provide students with opportunities to learn and practice competencies related to the care and education of young children.

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