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CD 102 - Nutrition, Health and Safety for Children

Unit(s): 3.00

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed for students interested in working in group care and/or educational programs that enroll children from infancy to early adolescence. The course focuses on preventative health and safety practices in group care environments for both children and adults, and integrating these practices into daily program planning and development. The course also introduces students to the laws, regulations, standards, policies and procedures, and child development curriculum related to child nutrition, health, and safety. Topics include prevention and recognition of infectious disease, immunization, dental and mental health, child nutrition, menu planning, sanitary food handling, injury prevention, emergency preparedness and evacuation, and providing services for children with special needs; as well as child abuse prevention, identification, and reporting responsibilities. The importance of program collaboration with families and health professionals also is addressed. This course meets the Department of Social Services (DSS) Classification Indicator DS7 and the State of California Department of Education Title 5 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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3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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