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CD 102 - Nutrition, Health and Safety for Children

Unit(s): 3.0

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed for students interested in working in group care and educational programs that enroll children from infancy to early adolescence. The course focuses on preventive health and safety practices in group care environments for both children and adults and integration of these practices into everyday program planning and development. Introduction will also be provided regarding the laws, regulations, standards, policies and procedures and child development curriculum related to child nutrition, health and safety. Topics will include prevention and recognition of infectious disease, immunization, dental and mental health, child nutrition, menu planning, sanitary food handling, prevention of injury, emergency preparedness and evacuation, providing services for children with special needs and child abuse prevention, identification and reporting responsibilities. The importance of program collaboration with families and health professionals will also be addressed. This course meets the Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS7 and the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permit.

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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.

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Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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