Children’s Health, Safety and Nutrition

ECE 415

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Online Class Mandatory Orientation

ONLINE-CLASS Mandatory Orientation:
Click on the ORIENTATION link for the meeting dates and times.

  • You are welcome to attend ANY of my orientations.

Prior to our Orientation:

In addition to the course orientation, students will complete the assigned reading, video series, discussions, activities, exams, and participate online using Desire-2-Learn (D2L).

CAN’T ATTEND the specific orientation for your class?
You can attend an orientation for one of my other courses.
Let me know and remember to sign in.

D2L Access Link:
D2L Student Resources:

Course Information & Syllabus

Week 1 Assignment

Week 1 Assignment–Children’s Well-Being: What It Is and How to Achieve It

  • Your first assignment is to update your City College Gmail (and/or forward your City College Gmail to an account you use regularly)
  • Take our HSN Class Orientation Quiz.
  • Complete the D2L Free Sample Class and take the D2L Final Exam.
  • Submit the D2L Sample Class- Certificate of Completion to our HSN Class Dropbox, after it is emailed to you.

    Child Well-Being
    Preventive Healthcare for Children
    The Healthy Child: Assembly Required
    5 Connections That Will Change Children’s Lives

    Article Review Essay:
    Childhood Concerns in the NewsInstructions
    Find a current article (within the last 6 months) about a concern you have  for children these days.Need ideas for topics? Try finding an article about: Child Abuse, Poverty, Licensing Regulations, Childhood Obesity, Bullying, Vaccinations…..Research newspapers, magazines, or the internet. Try to find something that relates to the Sacramento area.Organize your thoughts using the supplied article review form, then write your essay (not question/answer). Some of the questions may not relate to your topic and that is okay.Article Review Form Be sure to include the following source citation information (at the beginning of of your article review):

    • Author’s last name, first name
    • Title
    • Date of article
    • Media Source (Name of Magazine, Newspaper, Internet, etc.)
    • If website:
      • Sponsor of website
      • Date web site was last updated

    Source Citation Example:
    Herndon, Michael K., and Joan B. Hirt. “Black Students and Their Families: What Leads to Success in College.” Journal of Black Studies 34.4 (2013): 489-513. JSTOR. Web. 15 Feb. 2015.

    Format of the essay?
    2 pages (minimum). Double-spaced is fine. At the top of page 1 type your name plus the name of the assignment.

    Cite your sources.
    Separate citation pages and title pages are not necessary. Use “quotation marks” or ‘semi-quotes’ if you are “quoting” or ‘paraphrasing’ what someone said.

    Remember to save your paper as an rtf, doc or docx file before uploading it to the Dropbox.

    • Topic 1-Introduction
    • Topic 2-Case Study of Jose.
    • Chapter 1 Study Guide
    • Powerpoint
    • Children’s Well-Being Quiz

Week 2 Assignment

Safetyville, USA: A Service Learning and Extra Credit Option

Service Learning and Extra Credit Option for Children’s Health, Safety and Nutrition

Volunteer at Safetyville, USA
Commitments must be made at the beginning of the semester. No Exceptions.
For more information about this opportunity, send your Volunteer Form to:

Mark A. Shelton
Volunteer & Tour Coordinator
3909 Bradshaw Rd.
Sacramento, CA 95827

Service Learning Program
Nicholas Miller
Office Location: RHN 213
Sacramento City College

FACE-TO-FACE COURSE: (Web-enhanced)

We will meet TuTh 10:30am- 11:50am Child Development Center- Room #208, full term.


Mandatory orientation: Click on the ORIENTATION link for meeting dates and times.

  • You are welcome to attend ANY of my orientations.
  • Be sure to read the course syllabus and complete the D2L Free Sample Class prior to our orientation.

In addition to the course orientation students will complete the reading, assignments, activities, exams, and participate online using Desire-2-Learn (D2L).