CD 64
Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child

Course Description

Introduction to the laws, regulations, standards, policies and procedures and early childhood curriculum related to child health safety and nutrition. The key components that ensure physical health, mental health and safety for both children and staff will be identified along with the importance of collaboration with families and health professionals. Focus is put on integrating the concepts into everyday planning and program development for all children. (This course meets the California State requirements for health,safety and nutrition, National Association Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standard 1. Promoting Child Development and Learning; 1a,1b and 1c and Standard 5. Using Content Knowledge to Build Meaningful Curriculum; 5a, 5b and 5c. National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Standards 1, 3 and 4 and Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Standards 1, 2 and 3.)

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
10968 CD 64 01Z ·T·R··· 12:30 PM-02:20 PM Nellie Vargas ONLINE
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Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2024-07-01 to 2024-08-09.
C D -064.-01Z-: This is an online class with SOME scheduled meetings as noted in the class listing. The rest of the class can be completed independently each week on the student's own time. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at

Course Details

4 Units
  • Weekly Lecture Hours: 4
  • Weekly Lab Hours: 0
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading

General Course Statement

General Statement
See general education pages for the requirements this course meets.

Requisite and Advisory

ESL D272. and ESL D273., or ESL D472. and ESL D473., or eligibility for EWRT D001A or EWRT D01AH or ESL D005.
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