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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

Health and Safety in Early Childhood (EDU 504)

Course Category: 

Varies; self-study format.

Various; distance learning format.

March 2021 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: explain how basic physical, mental health, nutritional, and safety needs that impact the growth of young children are met through environmental and curricular policies and procedures; identify basic health, safety, and nutritional practices and articulate strategies for helping children practice safe behaviors through daily activities; identify signs and symptoms and emergency treatment options of childhood diseases; list first aid procedures, emergency response procedures, recordkeeping, communication processes, and related legal, ethical and policy issues related to medical services to families; identify strategies supportive of making food preparation and mealtime a culturally responsive, developmentally appropriate learning experience for young children; explain ways to plan culturally responsive, nutritionally sound meals and identify strategies supportive of collaboration with families and health professionals in meeting children’s individual health and nutritional needs; discuss examples of effective health and immunization record-keeping systems; explain screening and referral procedures to assess children’s developmental and health status.


Major topics include physical and mental health, nutrition, safety, communication, and record-keeping.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education or Allied Health (8/21).