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CourseOutline
CourseTitle:
CourseNumber:
CourseHours:
AcademicSchool:

Faculty:
ProgramCoordinatororEquivalent:
Dean(orChair):

Children'sHealthEnvironment
EDUC87
14hours
CommunityDevelopmentandHealth

ApprovalDate:
AcademicYear:

2015/1/6
2014

MaryLouLummissmary_lou.lummiss@flemingcollege.ca
CherylHerdercheryl.herder@flemingcollege.ca
MollyWestlandmolly.westland@flemingcollege.ca

CourseDescription
ThiscourseexploresthehealthandwellnessprinciplesthatwillsupporttheEarlyChildhoodEducatorinprovidinghealthy
andsafeearlylearningenvironmentsforyoungchildren.Emphasisisplacedonenvironmentalgreeningofchildcare,
health&nutritionforchildrenandcaregivers,aswellaschildprotection.
Prerequisites:EDUC21FoundationsinEarlyChildhoodEducation,EDUC84EarlyChildhoodDevelopment
Corequisites:None.

LearningOutcomes
Uponsuccessfulcompletionofthiscourse,studentswillbeableto:
1. Promoteoverallwellnessduringchildhoodconsideringchildren'sdental,nutritionalandphysicalhealth
2. Promoteanawarenessof,aswellasbegintoimplementbestpracticesinthecreationofhealthyEarlyLearning
andCarefacilities.
3. DemonstrateanunderstandingofanECE'sroleinmeetingtheneedsofchildrenwhohavechronicmedical
conditions.
4. Demonstrateknowledgeofcommonhealthissuesaffectingchildrensuchasallergies,immunizationsand
infections

LearningResources
DanielleGrenier,D.,&Leduc,D.(2008)WellBeings,AGuidetoHealthinChildCare,(3rded.).CanadianPaediatric
Society,Ottawa,ON.

AssessmentSummary
AssessmentTask

Percentage

Assignments

70%

Tests

30%

StudentSuccess:PoliciesandProcedures
Mutually,facultyandlearnerswillsupportandadheretocollegeAcademicRegulations,andStudentRightsand
Responsibilities.Thefollowingpoliciesandguidelineshavebeendevelopedtosupportthelearningprocess.
Pleaseclickonthelinkforinformationabout:
StudentRightsandResponsibilities
(flemingcollege.ca/PDF/StudentRightsAndResponsibilities.pdf)
AcademicRegulations
(flemingcollege.ca/PDF/FlemingCollegeAcademicRegulations.pdf)
GuidelinesforProfessionalPractice:StudentsandFaculty
(flemingcollege.ca/PDF/guidelinesforprofessionalpracticestudentsfaculty.pdf)
Alternateaccessibleformatsoflearningresourcesandmaterialswillbeprovided,onrequest.

ProgramStandards
TheMinistryofTraining,CollegesandUniversitiesoverseesthedevelopmentandthereviewofstandardsforprogramsof
instruction.Eachcollegeisrequiredtoensurethatitsprogramsandprogramdeliveryareconsistentwiththesestandards,
andmustassiststudentstoachievetheseessentialoutcomes.
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ThiscoursecontributestoProgramStandardsasdefinedbytheMinistryofTraining,CollegesandUniversities(MTCU).
Programstandardsapplytoallsimilarprogramsofinstructionofferedbycollegesacrosstheprovince.Eachprogram
standardforapostsecondaryprogramincludesthefollowingelements:
Vocationalstandards(thevocationallyspecificlearningoutcomeswhichapplytotheprogramofinstructionin
question)
Essentialemployabilityskills(theessentialemployabilityskillslearningoutcomeswhichapplytoallprogramsof
instruction)and
Generaleducationrequirement(therequirementforgeneraleducationinpostsecondaryprogramsofinstruction
thatcontributetothedevelopmentofcitizenswhoareconsciousofthediversity,complexityandrichnessofthe
humanexperienceand,thesocietyinwhichtheyliveandwork).
Collectively,theseelementsoutlinetheessentialskillsandknowledgethatastudentmustreliablydemonstrateinorderto
graduatefromtheprogram.Forfurtherinformationonthestandardsforyourprogram,followtheMTCUlink
(www.tcu.gov.on.ca/pepg/audiences/colleges/progstan/)

DetailPlan
Term:
2015Winter

Faculty:
MaryLouLummissmary_lou.lummiss@flemingcollege.ca
ProgramCoordinatororEquivalent: CherylHerdercheryl.herder@flemingcollege.ca
Dean(orChair):
MollyWestlandmolly.westland@flemingcollege.ca

LearningPlan
Wks/Hrs
Units

Topics,Resources,Learning,Activities

Learning
Outcomes

Assessment

Week1

OrientationtothecourseReviewofthelearningresources&websites
Discussionofassessmentitems&duedatesVideo:"TheDisappearing
Male"

1,2,3,4

Week2

NutritionforYoungChildrenEnvironmentalRatingScaleChapter3Well
BeingsTestGreeningofchildcareConnections

1,2,4

Week3

PhysicalHealthCommonConditions&InfectionsChapter7,8,9Well
BeingsTextCaseStudyGroupWork

1,2,3,4

Week4

PhysicalLiteracy&ObesityIntroductiontoBigBodyPlayGreeningofChild
1,2,3,4
CareConnections

Week5

PhysicalHealthCommonConditions&InfectionsChapter7,8,9Well
BeingsText

1,2,3

ObesityNochildLeft
InsideAssignment
Due

Week6

BigBodyPlayWhyisitEssentialInteractiveweekSelfStudy:Dental
HealthChapter4

1,2,3

BigBodyPlayGroup
AssignmentDue

Week7

ChronicMedicalConditionsChapter10WellBeingsText

1,3

Test

AssessmentRequirements
AssessmentTask
ObesityNoChildLeftInsideAssignment:Studentswillbegivenavarietyof
creativeoptionsastheydecidehowtheywishtodiscoverthistopicmore
thoroughly.Assignmentswillbegradedoncontentandpresentation.

Course
Date/Weeks Learning Percentage
Outcome
Week5

1,2,

40%

OutdoorBigPlayExercise:Studentgroupswillprepareaninteractiveactivitytotake
outdoorsandpresenttootherstudentgroups.Thewrittencomponentaswellasthe Week6
presentationwillbemarkedseparately.

1,2

30%

Test

1,2,3,4 30%

Week7

Allassessmentsforthiscoursemustbecompletedandhandedininordertosuccessfullypassthecourse.Failuretohand
anassessmentiteminwillresultinthestudent'sgradebeingINCwhichwillturnintoafailiftheassessmentitemisnot
handedin.
Studentsmustsubmitallassignmentsinpersonunlessnegotiatedwiththeprofessorpriortoduedate.Latepenaltieswill
apply.

ExemptionContact
CherylHerdercheryl.herder@flemingcollege.ca
7057495530ext1871

PriorLearningandAssessmentandRecognition(PLAR)
PLARusestoolstohelplearnersreflecton,identify,articulate,anddemonstratepastlearningwhichhasbeenacquired
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throughstudy,workandotherlifeexperiencesandwhichisnotrecognizedthroughformaltransferofcreditmechanisms.
PLARoptionsincludeauthenticassessmentactivitiesdesignedbyfacultythatmayincludechallengeexams,portfolio
presentations,interviews,andwrittenassignments.Learnersmayalsobeencouragedandsupportedtodesignan
individualdocumentationpackagethatwouldmeetthelearningrequirementsofthecourse.Anystudentwhowishesto
haveanypriorlearningacquiredthroughlifeandworkexperienceassessed,soastotranslateitintoacollegecredit,may
initiatetheprocessbyapplyingthroughtheRegistrar'soffice.Formoreinformationpleaseclickonthefollowinglink:
http://flemingcollege.ca/admissions/priorlearningassessmentandrecognition

CourseSpecificPoliciesandProcedures
Itistheresponsibilityofthestudenttoretainthiscourseoutlineforfuturereference.Courseoutlinesmayberequiredto
supportapplicationsforadvancedstandingandcredittransfertoothereducationalinstitutions,portfoliodevelopment,
PLARandaccreditationwithprofessionalassociations.
1.TESTS:
Alltests(andassignments)willbemarkedandmarkearnedwillbereturnedtothestudentwithintwoweeksofwriting.
Multiplechoicequestionswillnotbereturnedtothestudent.Allorsomepartsofthetestwillbetakenupinclass.The
markachievedwillberecordedinGradeBook.
Ifthestudenthasanyquestionsorconcernsaboutthegradingofanyevaluationmethod,thestudentmustmakean
appointmentwiththeprofessorwithinoneweekoftheevaluationmethodbeingreturned,andbringwiththemappropriate
referencesfromtextbooksornotes.(Returnedisdefinedaswhentheevaluationmethodisreturnedtotheclass.)
Makeuparrangementsfortestsarenormallynotallowed.However,intheeventofdocumentedillness,emergency,or
deathofanimmediatefamilymember,whichprohibitsthestudentfromwritingthetest,makeupprovisionsmaybe
provided.Allowanceformakeuparrangementswillonlybeprovidedifthestudentcommunicatestothefacultymember
priortothetimeofthescheduledwriting.Amessagemaybeleftonvoicemailoremail.Failuretodosomayresultin
amarkofzerobeinggivenoramaximummarkof50%.Rescheduledtestsmustnormallybewrittenwithinamaximum
ofthreeschooldaysfromtheoriginalscheduleddate.Therescheduledtestmaynotbethesameastheonewrittenby
therestoftheclassandmayhaveadifferentformat(e.g.oralorshortanswer).
Ifthestudentwritesmorethan3calendardaysaftertheotherstudentshavewritten,themaximummarkthatmaybe
obtainedis50%.Norescheduledtestswillbeallowedaftertestshavebeenreturnedtoanystudents.
Whenlongtermillnessorothercircumstancesmakeitimpossibleforthestudenttowritethetestwithinthetimeframe,
thesituationwillbedealtwithonanindividualbasis.Iftherearerepetitiveabsencesinwritingtestsonthescheduled
date,thecoordinatorwillbenotified.
2.LATEPOLICIES
DUEDATES:Allassessments(assignments,quizzes,tests,presentations,labs,reports,etc.)aredueontheirstateddue
dateandtimeunlessthestudenthasmadespecificarrangementswiththeprofessorPRIORtotheduedate.Makeup
arrangementsformissedassessmentsarenormallynotallowed.However,intheeventofdocumentedillnessorpersonal
circumstances,whichprohibitthestudentfromcompletingtheassessment,makeupprovisionsmaybeprovided.Make
uparrangementswillONLYbeprovidedifthestudentcommunicatestheircircumstancestothefacultymemberIN
ADVANCEofthescheduledcompletiontimeorwithvaliddocumentationinthecaseofanemergency.
Lateassignmentswillbepenalized10%adayforthefirst3days.Afterthat,assignmentsMUSTBESUBMITTED,but
willreceiveagradeofzero.Facultywillnotacceptassignmentsiftheyareputintothefaculty'smailboxwithoutthe
studenthavingnegotiatedthatprocesswiththefaculty.
STUDENTLATENESS:Studentswhoarelateforclass/lecture/labareadisruptiontotheirclassmatesandhavea
negativeimpactonthelearningenvironment.Yourinstructorwillsharehis/herlatepoliciesearlyinthesemester.For
reasonsrelatingtoclassroommanagementand/orlaboratorysafety,latestudentsmayberefusedentry.Latenessin
generalisunacceptableandwillbedealtwithonanindividualbasis.
3.ATTENDANCE
Foradultlearnersinpostsecondaryeducation,wecannotstipulatethatattendanceismandatory(exceptfortesting
purposes).However,researchhasshownthatattendancecontributessignificantlytosuccessintheclassroom,labor
field.Somecoursesfocusalmostexclusivelyondemonstratedandskillcomponentpractice.Attendanceintheseclasses
isthereforehighlyrecommended.Ifclasses/labsaremissed,thelearnerwillbeinjeopardyoffailingthecourse,
semesterand/orprogram.Studentsaresolelyresponsibleforcatchinguponcourseworkwhenabsent.Thisincludes
collectingcoursematerials(handouts,assignments,etc.)andcatchinguponmissedclassroomwork.Individualinstructors
willprovidemorespecificexpectationsforattendanceearlyinthesemester.
4.FINALGRADES
Finalgradesinthiscourseareassignedbasedonthelevelofacademicachievementwhichcorrespondstoallofthe
assessmentcomponentsascitedinthiscourseoutline.Facultymemberswillnotofferadditionalassessmentsorcredit
recoverytoindividualstudentsbeyondthosecitedinthiscourseoutline.
5.OTHER
Inanefforttopromoteoptimalengagement,noelectroniccommunicationdevices(cellphones,personaldataassistants,
etc.)arepermittedinclass,withtheexceptionofthoseapprovedbyLearningSupportServicesortheprofessor.Theuse
ofearbudsconnectedtoasourceofmusicissimilarlyprohibitedduringclass.Laptopsmaybeutilizedforthepurposes
ofnotetakingonlyandshouldnotbedisruptive.Foodordrinkisnotallowedinlabs.
Theteachingstaffreservestherighttomodifythecoursesequencetobettermeettheneedsofthestudentgroupandto
facilitatestudentlearning.
Studentshavearesponsibilitytosupportacademichonestyandintegrity.Breachesofacademicintegritywillnormally
resultinagradeofzerofortheassessmentcomponentinvolved.Allbreachesofacademicintegritywillbereportedtothe
Registrar,DeanandProgramCoordinator.
Studentsandfacultyareexpectedinteractinaprofessionalandpositivemanner.Thisincludes:1)berespectful,2)set
highexpectationsandstandards,3)demonstrateprofessionalism,4)beengaged,5)stayconnected,6)communicate
effectively,and7)beconsistent.
Studentsareencouragedtokeepthecourseoutlineandmarkedmaterialsuntilafinalcoursegradeisreceivedattheend
ofthesemester,orforthepurposesofportfoliobuilding.
Correctspellingandgrammararecriticalskills.Markswillbedeductedformechanicalerrorsonallassignments.

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