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Cooking with Kids

Course Number: ECE 187
Transcript Title: Cooking with Kids
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: December 19, 2014
Total Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 10
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit

Course Description

Cooking with kids can do it all! Cooking can help young children learn language and literacy, math, science, cooperation, and healthy eating habits. Learn to create and share cooking experiences with young children in a way that maximizes child participation and developmental opportunities and minimizes the potential for chaos. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Students will:

  1. Identify elements of quality cooking experiences for young children.
  2. Articulate the role of cooking in the acquisition of skills and concepts across all developmental domains.
  3. Design, implement and evaluate cooking experiences for children of varying ages (2 years to school age) and abilities.
  4. Identify solutions to common barriers and issues that arise when cooking with children.
  5. Describe the ways in which cooking with children can be a component of cultural validation and building relationships with families.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will:

  1. Attend and actively participate in class and small group activities.
  2. Complete written observations and assignments.
  3. Complete a reflective journal.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. Why cook with children?
  2. Design and implementation of quality cooking experiences.
  3. Facilitating learning and development across domains with cooking experiences.
  4. Use of cooking with children in the development of healthy eating habits and the prevention of childhood obesity.
  5. Involving families and communities in cooking projects with children.
  6. Addressing common barriers and issues that arise in cooking experiences.

Department Notes

This course is a 1-credit elective class. The 1-credit elective classes are designed to enhance the knowledge base of our degree-seeking students (who are required to take 6 - 10 credits of elective credit) while also providing an accessible, interesting, and relevant course to students who are seeking to meet their professional development requirements and/or who might have limited experience in the college setting.