What is the importance of proper health safety and nutrition in child development? Health, Safety, and Nutrition helps early educators:
Prevent accidents and injuries in the child care setting. Understand basic first aid steps that are specific to the child care setting. Identify common infectious childhood diseases.
What is health nutrition and safety? Health is one’s physical well-being and not merely the absence of disease. Safety is protection from potential injuries, and nutrition is the availability of healthy nourishment, enabling the body to grow and develop.
What are the factors that influence children’s health safety and nutrition? The KIDS COUNT Data Book mentions, “exposure to violence, family stress, inadequate housing, lack of preventive health care, poor nutrition, poverty and substance abuse” as direct factors in undermining a child’s health. When a child has good health, they are likely to have better outcomes in school and beyond.
Why is safety important in early childhood education? Social safety creates a trusting and safe atmosphere for children to try out their skills, to fail and try again. It also provides an opportunity to learn social skills, empathy and how to be respectful towards others.