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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience

Nutrition, Health and Safety in Early Childhood Education (ECE221)


Classroom: 39 hours (13 weeks); Distance/Hybrid: Varies. 

Traditional classroom-based offered at Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations. Distance learning and hybrid options available.

August 2023 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Online/distance learning
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: describe developmentally appropriate teaching strategies for promoting wellness; describe how wellness impacts learning; explain malnutrition and identify nutritional issues that impact children; define nutrition and design a lesson incorporating the dietary guidelines for good nutrition; list food-safety regulations and identify the hazards associated with food-borne illnesses; design an emergency food plan; describe the nutritional needs of infants, toddlers and preschoolers and children with special health-care needs; identify the factors that impact health and illness; list resources needed to create health policies in ECE; define teacher's role in reviewing health records; provide examples of common health assessments administered in ECE; describe an inclusive classroom that accommodates all children; describe the factors that  impact mental health; describe mental health disorders in young children and provide examples of strategies for dealing with these disorders; identify the components of a safe learning environment and describe strategies for teaching young children about safety; describe routines for establishing and maintaining safety in the classroom; describe how to prepare for and respond to an emergency; describe the basic care needed for common injuries; describe the actions needed to be taken in the event of a disaster; and describe strategies for helping children cope with emergencies and disasters.


Major topics include: promoting wellness; foundations of nutrition; managing food safety; feeding infants and young children; creating a climate of health and wellness; health screening and assessment; teaching children with special health care needs; children's mental health; creating a safe environment; routines, supervision and classroom strategies; managing emergencies. Prerequisite: One course in Child Development or Foundations of ECE.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category,  3 semester hours in Education or Early Childhood Education (8/23).