BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

AECE-250 - Advance Health, Safety, and Nutrition - 2.00 Credits

AECE-250 - Advance Health, Safety, and Nutrition - 2.00 Credits

Course Details
Students will study the implementation and evaluation of health and safety practices for infants to three year olds.
Part of the:
  • CAREER TRAINING (EDUCATION) Department
  • Prerequisites : AECE certificate or equivalent.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 hours per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50%, Mid Term Exam 20%, Final Exam 30% Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    1. demonstrate skills in dealing with health, safety, and nutrition concerns of infants and toddlers;
    2. demonstrate knowledge of illness and injury prevention strategies specific to infant and toddlers;
    3. construct policies and procedures to ensure health and safe environments;
    4. evaluate policies and procedures to ensure healthy and safe environments;
    5. develop policies on planning food preparation, and serving meal and snacks to infants and toddlers;
    6. compare and contrast Canadian Food Guide and Native Food Guide;
    7. demonstrate knowledge about Aboriginal food and medicines as related to infant and toddlers;
    8. describe types of child abuse and methods of prevention including:
  • developing recording and reporting methods for abuse and neglect;

  • developing policies on child protection responsibilities with regards to legislation, regulations, protocols and court orders with infants and toddlers;

  • 9. design policies to manage and report illnesses and injuries with a focus on prevention;
    10. discuss immunization in infants and toddlers;
    11. design a accurate, objective and respectful individual service plan that includes family and other service providers;
    12. discuss good practice and current government child care related policies, program and procedures as related to infant and toddlers;
    13. discuss the governmental mandates, jurisdictions, current licensing and registration regulations, and organizational structure and procedures for provincial and local Community Care Facilities licensing in regards to infants and toddlers; and
    14. describe the current Child, Family and Community Services Act in regards to reporting neglect, and abuse and the freedom of information and privacy regulations for infants and toddlers.

    Text and Materials:
  • Rockwell, R., Mense, C. G., Endres, J.B. (current edition). Food, nutrition and safety for the young child. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

  • Beaty, J. J. (current edition). Safety in preschool programs. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill/Pearson/Prentice Hall.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits:
    Other Information: Education Council approved Jan 2008.