Children’s Health, Safety and Nutrition

ECE 415

If you choose to use a different edition of the required text, it is your responsibility to compare the older edition with the current edition for updated information and reorganization of the material.

  • Older editions of the text might be found on the 3rd floor of the Learning Resource Center.
  • Current editions of the textbook can be found at SCC’s Reserve Desks.

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Welcome Letter

Hello Students,

Welcome to a new semester at Sacramento City College!  Here is some information to prepare you for the beginning of the semester.

Please read our Course Information and Orientation Meeting Schedule using the links provided on this website.

If you are enrolled and have successfully taken an online class in the past, you may be excused from the Orientation meeting. You are still expected to complete the orientation assignments as outlined on the orientation webpage. (See: What if I have successfully taken online classes in the past…?“)

    • Students automatically have a FREE email account through Sacramento City College.
    • If you do not check your SCC email regularly, then configure it to FORWARD to an email address you do check frequently.
    • Remember to keep email addresses updated.
  2. Our CANVAS Course site will open by the first day of the term.
    Log-in at:

  3. If you do not have access to our CANVAS course yet, you can still complete the reading, view any posted videos and research an article to review about childhood concerns in our area. Look for “Week 1 Assignment” on this page.
  4. Each week of the semester you will do the following:
    1. Click on Weekly Module.
      1. Complete the Reading Assignment.
      2. Complete Weekly Assignments and Activities
      3. SUBMIT Assignment Essays
      4. Participate in all of the Discussion Board topics.
        • Disappearing from the Discussion Boards is like a student not attending class, and as such your disappearance will result in being dropped.
          Each week you will:

          • Submit your posts
          • Reply to another student’s post
      5. Review the Reading: You are encouraged to use the powerpoints, chapter study guides and/or quizzes, however they are optional -no points given- and are not submitted to your instructor.)

Our assignment week will typically run from Tuesday-to-Tuesday:

  • All weekly assignments must be submitted ON TIME to maximize points.
    • On time means that the assignment will be submitted by their DUE DATE.
      • Illness and other life challenges are not excuses for late submissions.
      • Forgetting about the assignment and/or not being aware of due dates and assignments are not excuses for late submissions.
      • I understand that sometimes life happens. Continue reading about Due Dates vs End Dates, below.
  • Due Dates:
    • Assignments are usually due one week after they are assigned, (see course syllabus for details).
    • Since our assignment week typically runs Tuesday-to-Tuesday, you will see new assignments open Tuesday morning; and assignments due must be submitted by Tuesday at 11:55pm.
    • Assignments will frequently be available a week before they are assigned, so students can work ahead if they wish.
    • If you wish to get full credit on your assignments, submit them by the Due Date.
  • End Dates:
    • The End Date is the date the files close and are no longer available to students. Example: Assignments given before Exam 1, will no longer be accessible after Exam 1.
    • Assignments submitted after the Due Date (late), and before the End Date may receive partial credit. (No more than 70% of the possible points.)
  • Pay close attention to the modules, calendar & news throughout the semester.
  • Make sure to arrange time every week to complete the discussions, assignments, projects, chapter quizzes, and exams.

Do not be afraid to ask for help: Online courses can be more convenient but are not easier.

  • I will be on the 2nd Floor of the Child Development Center, Room 210 at noon on most Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • There are 3 computers in that room where we can comfortably address online issues that arise.
  • Please make an appointment, in case I have a meeting I must attend. (At least 24 hours in advance via email is best.)

See you online!

Jo-Ann Foley
Behavioral & Social Science Division
Sacramento City College

Working Together   l   Pursuing Excellence    l     Inspiring Achievement

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:

  • Read the Syllabus
  • View the PowerPoints

In addition to the course orientation, students will complete the assigned reading, video series, discussions, activities, exams, and participate online.

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.

Canvas Student Guide


Course Information & Syllabus

Week 1 Assignment

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

Be sure to include the following source citation information (at the beginning 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 News 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:

Brittnee Nelson
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, 2nd Floor of the 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 the discussion boards in CANVAS).