HSN-9 Demonstrates knowledge of healthy environments for young children by planning, maintaining and facilitating environments and procedures that prevent illness and promote children’s health and well-being.·
HSN-10 Demonstrates knowledge of healthy environments for young children by using health appraisals and management procedures and making referrals when necessary.
HSN-11 Demonstrates knowledge of health practices by communicating frequently with parents about children’s health, communicable diseases and medications and cooperating with parents and health specialists.
HSN-12 Demonstrates knowledge of the nutritional needs of children by making provisions for children with dietary or cultural requirements when planning meals and snacks.
HSN-13 Demonstrates knowledge of nutritional regulations by compliance with state and federal regulations, as well as center policies and procedures, as they relate to meal planning and management of food and nutrition programs.
HSN-14 Demonstrates knowledge of optimal nutritional practices for young children by communicating with parents about children’s nutrition and by planning and implementing nutrition education activities for children and families.
HSN-15 Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the effects of the environment on a child’s behavior and safe development by planning and implementing safe routines and indoor/outdoor environments (including space, lighting and arrangement).
HSN-16 Demonstrates the ability to recognize the overt and subtle signs of emotional distress, child abuse and neglect by compliance with the state statues regarding the responsibilities of reporting child abuse and neglect.
HSN-17 Demonstrates knowledge of safety policies and procedures by maintaining an easily accessible and current list of phone numbers for emergency services and for contacting parents, directing practice procedures for fire and other emergencies including practice with children with special needs, enforcing rules with regard to pick up procedures for transporting children and explaining cause and effect to children in dangerous situations by using simple language and demonstration as much as possible.
HSN-18 Demonstrates knowledge of optimal safety for young children by discussing safety information with parents, providing parents with community resources and by maintaining updated information about safety standards for toys and equipment and sharing this information with