Health, Safety & Nutrition


HDEC 102 – Health, Safety & Nutrition


This course examines methods of sound health, safety, and nutrition practice in Human Services and Education settings that involve the care and education of children from birth to eighteen years of age. Particular attention is given to the promotion and modelling of a healthy, safe environment through management and prevention of adverse situations. This course will encourage reflection of personal health, safety, and nutritional issues as they apply to Early Childhood Educators and Education Assistant professionals.


– Health Promotion
– Occupational Wellness
– Prevention of Maltreatment
– Sustaining Wellness
– Nutritional Wellness
– Active Living Wellness
– Safety Wellness

CAREERS: This program allows a graduate to apply to be an early childhood educator assistant.  Early Childhood Educator Assistant (PDF)

A student who successfully completes this course will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

– Define the holistic concept of health and ways to maximize health potential
– Describe factors in illness prevention and management
– Plan, implement, and evaluate health, safety, and nutrition policies, and practices
– Develop an awareness of health, safety, and nutritional concerns for all children birth – 19
– Illustrate safe occupational health practices
– Identify and describe safe environments for children
– Define child abuse
– Describe methods of abuse prevention and the role of the professional
– Practice and model principles of sound health promotion practices
– Apply the ECEBC Code of Ethics
– Demonstrate a respectful appreciation for the importance of sensitivity and respect for the primary role of families

CREDENTIALS: Early Childhood Educator HDEC 201 completion certificate from Northern Lights College


HOURS/DAYS: March 28th – May 23rd, 2020 Saturdays only, 9-4

PRE-REQUISITES: Grade 9 completion at minimum.

Secondary school transcripts, indicating successful completion of one of following English courses, with “C” or higher: Grade 12 English, English Literature 12, English 12 First Peoples, or completion of NLC Writing Assessment

Criminal Record Check Consent Form and Criminal Record Check Sharing Form

DURATION: 45 hours over 7 Saturdays

PROGRAM START AND FINISH: March 28th – May 23rd, 2020.

LOCATION: Seabird College 2812 Chowat Rd – Seabird Island Band, Agassiz B.C.

TRANSPORTATION: If provided there will be specific pickup points where students are to meet.  Call our office for more details.

Additional Notes:

This course meets the educational requirements to be able apply to the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development’s ECE Registry for an Early Childhood Educator Assistant (ECEA) certification.  There may be additional Registry requirements.

*If you are seeking to renew your ECEA certification and you were certified based on completion of a Health, Safety, and Nutrition course, you may be unable to use another Health, Safety, and Nutrition course to recertify.

For more information about BC ECE Registry certification, review the information on the link below:

PARTNER: Northern Lights College

PROGRAM COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: (overall and/or minimum within a course) 60% or a ‘C’ within each course.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES: funded through College grant funding for Indigenous students.


COSTS FOR FEE PAYERS AND INSTALLMENTS:  If you are a fee payer, the total cost of this program is $657.00 as follows:

Program Cost Amount
Tuition $400.00
Text books, student & instr fees (NLC) $257.00
Registration fee – waived        .00
TOTAL $657.00

CONTACT:  Registrar

(Direct) 604-796-6912 or (toll free) 1-800-788-0322