Part of Unit: Nutrition, Health and Safety Practices
Lesson Plan Overview / Details
Students will be introduced to common childhood illnesses, analyze the information, create a chart of the illnesses and their current treatments and exclusions from Early Childhood Programs. Students will also be given information on the current required childhood immunizations, create a chart of the the given information. The charts will be placed in student portfolios for reference.
- 1 Class Period
California Career and Technical Education Standards
- ECDFS.A.A3.1 Know the standards and licensing regulations for child care facilities.
- ECDFS.A.A3.2 Understand the educational and industry-related requirements for child care faci...
- ECDFS.A.A3.3 Understand how local, state, and federal laws and regulations for child care fac...
- ECDFS.A.A3.4 Know the health, safety, regulatory, and procedural requirements for the work site.
- ECDFS.A.A3.5 Understand the employer and employee responsibilities for complying with laws an...
California Academic Content Standards (Reinforced)
Consumer and Family Studies (CFS) Standards Detail
ECDFS – F10.13 Standard 7: Health and Safety
Students understand the importance of wellness and safety to individual and family
health and well-being.
7.2 Identify common childhood illnesses and accidents and describe ways to prevent
them. (ECDFS – F10.13.2)
Student Objectives / Goals
- Students will be able to identify common childhood illnesses
- Students will be able to describe ways to prevent the spread illness in a child care program setting
- Students will be able to analyze state regulations regarding immunizations in a child care program setting
Activities in this Lesson
- Vaccine Video Clip - Hooks / Set
This Video clip explains how childhood vaccines were developed and how they work. It gives beneficial information to students regarding issues with vaccines as well.
- watch [ Go to Site ] CDC Vaccines how they work and their importance
Students will view a powerpoint and listen to instructor lecture on Childhood Illnesses. This lecture will include the symptomology as well as common treatment of common childhood illnesses. Students will also be given information regarding exclusion from programs for certain illnesses, and how and when parents need notification regarding certain childhood illnesses.
After reviewing the slide about the "DAILY Health Check" Instructor should ask the check for understanding question.
When instructor shows the slide about Whooping Cough, show the Whooping Cough video clip to express the importance of infants getting the DTP vaccination. After showing the video clip the instructor should complete the check for understanding question about the importance of the DTP vaccine.
- Illnesses.ppt [ Download ]
- Whooping Cough Video Clip - Hooks / Set
Students will view video clip which explains the importance of the DTP Vaccine to prevent Whooping Cough.
- Whooping Cough prevention [ Go to Site ]
- Pair share - Check Understanding
Have students share with the student next to them (in pairs or trios) "What is the purpose of childhood vaccines?"
- Daily Health Check Questions - Check Understanding
Randomly, by pulling popcicle sticks with student names, call on students to name the symptoms that should be looked for during a "DAILY Health Check" of children as they enter the child care setting. This information was viewed on slide 4 of the Childhood Illness power point.
Daily Health Check-There are several signs of Illness that you should check for DAILY as children enter child care programs:
-Rashes, sores, swelling or bruising of skin
-Changes in the appearance of the eyes
-Flushing of skin
-A sweaty appearance
- Common Childhood Illness Analysis - Independent Practice
Students will complete worksheet that gives symptoms of common childhood illnesses that the student will be analyzing and deciding which illness is correct for the symptoms given. Students will be Using the Childhood Illness handout to determine which illness that matches the symptoms. This can be done in small groups.
- Childhood Immunizations Chart and Analysis - Guided Practice
Students will review these charts and materials and then they will be placed in their student portfolios as a Immunization reference tools.
- Assessment Types:
- Worksheet completion
The students will be required to complete the Childhood Illness Worksheet, by determining the illness that matches they symptoms given.
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