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as of 6/20/2019

HEALTH AND WELLNESS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Australia - University of Sydney - 'Australian Universities'
UC Course SubjectEducation
Number & Suffix: 16
Full UC Title: HEALTH AND WELLNESS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD 
Transcript Title: HEALTH EARLY CHILDH 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Lower Division 
Course Description: The course prepares students to plan and operate healthy and safe early childhood learning and care environments. Through workshops, readings and practical activities, theoretical underpinnings and applied knowledge about promoting the health of infants, toddlers and young children in early childhood settings are developed. The course focuses on understanding the health needs of children, factors that promote good health, maintaining health records, planning for the nutritional needs of young children, dealing with health related emergencies in the early childhood setting, and supervising play activities for optimum safety. It also outlines ways of guiding young children’s understandings of essential lifelong issues relating to health, safety, nutrition, and wellness, as well as working with families to assist in this process. Students are encouraged to examine their own health and wellness behaviors and experiences, conceptions, and knowledge as a means to better understand the emerging health, safety, nutrition, and wellness conceptions of young children. Statutory documentation (for example, NSW Food Authority, and other mandatory child care/early education regulations) are examined to help understand the importance of promoting health and safety, nutrition and appropriate food handling techniques. Students learn about infectious diseases and minimizing the possibility of infection, food allergies and chronic conditions which may impact the lives of children and families in early childhood settings. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: HEALTH AND WELLNESS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD 
Partner University Department: Education 
Partner University Course Number: EDEC1002